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De Morgenzon - Maestro Blue 2015

Information

  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Region: Stellenbosch
  • Wine Maker: Carl van der Merwe
  • Grape: Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre
  • Grape Percentage: 44% Grenache, 29% Mourvedre, 21% Syrah, 6% Petite Syrah
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.38
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2021
Duty/Vat Paid
TA: 94 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

This wine has notes of red and black berry fruit, white pepper and spice. The palate is finely structured, showing an array of ripe fruit and floral undertones, with a lingering aftertaste.

Expert Reviews

Tim Atkin (2015)94 pts

2015 is the first vintage of this excellent, Mediterranean style blend of mostly Grenache with Mourvèdre, Syrah and Durif. Smooth, spicy and voluptuous, it has understated wood, aromatic red and black fruits and a bit of grip from the 6% Durif on the finish. Very promising. 2019-25

Vinification Notes

Fruit was carefully hand sorted and naturally fermented, whole berry. Post fermentation maceration was allowed for two weeks, followed by gentle pressing. Maturation was for a total of 18 months in French oak, in a selection of 300 litre casks and 3000 litre Foudres. The wine was bottled with minimal fining and a minimal filtration.