Estate: DeMorgenzon translates to “the morning sun’” and refers to the fact that due to its high altitude it is the first part of the Stellenboschkloof valley to see the sunrise. The first vines were planted in the early 1700’s, in 2003 Wendy and Hylton Appelbaum purchased the estate and have considerably revived the land. They are a committed member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI), a pioneering partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector.
Philosophy: “We are committed to sustainable and appropriate agriculture and are sensitive to the environment” in addition to “focusing on wines which express our unique terroir and fruit within a classic structure”.
Winemaking: The estate operates on the principle that “wine inevitably expresses the earth in which it grows”, and focuses on sustainable agriculture and protecting the distinctive biodiversity of the area. They have carried out extensive research on the effects of sound waves and music on plant growth, and pipe Baroque music through the vineyards believing the effects of sound energy have a positive effect on the ripening processes.
Tasting Notes: Cherry red with coral highlights, with aromas of strawberry and sweet hay. Strawberry and tart red currant flavours are accented by a lively acidity along with white flowers and spice hints on the crisp finish.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Produced and Bottled by Demorgenzon
Enjoy now thru 2016