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DMZ Sauvignon Blanc, DeMorgenzon

With the DMZ range, DeMorgenzon aim to produce classic, elegant, well-balanced wines that over-deliver in terms of quality for price.

Pale green in appearance, the wine displays complex herbal aromas with lifted fruit notes of lime and kiwi fruit. Flavours of ripe grapefruit and mint are supported by fine, chalky texture, providing the palate with delicious length.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.9 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.7 g/L

pH

3.44

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Carl van der Merwe

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

On the back of a cold and wet winter, the 2020 growing season began very early, with homogenous budburst and even shoot growth. Summer was relatively mild, without the heatwaves often experienced in the Cape. The resultant crop retained high levels of natural acidity and abundant concentration of flavour. Particularly exceptional are the white wines of 2020, whilst the reds display early promise thanks to intense colour and tannin concentration.

Vinification details

Grapes were gently de-stemmed and lightly pressed, and the juice was treated carefully with minimal exposure to oxygen. It was cold settled overnight without the use of enzymes, then inoculated with selected yeasts, to preserve fruit flavours during fermentation. A long cool fermentation was followed by extended time on the lees with periodic lees stirring to ensure texture and flavour marriage.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 90 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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DMZ Sauvignon Blanc, DeMorgenzon

With the DMZ range, DeMorgenzon aim to produce classic, elegant, well-balanced wines that over-deliver in terms of quality for price.

This wine has a pale, bright gold colour with green reflections. Upfront aromas of passion fruit and citrus greet the nose following through to a rich palate yielding ripe fruit flavours with a nettle edge. A brisk acidity and stony minerality give natural freshness and length.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.9 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.4 g/L

pH

3.49

ACIDITY

6.8 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Carl van der Merwe

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

FINED USING

Isinglass

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

2019 was a cooler vintage than the previous hot and dry years. Whilst the vineyards benefited from decent winter rainfall there were some latent stress effects from the previous year’s drought conditions, resulting in some uneven budding. Careful harvesting was necessary to achieve a total pick of optimum ripeness.

Vinification details

Grapes were gently de-stemmed and lightly pressed, and the juice was treated carefully with minimal exposure to oxygen. It was cold settled overnight without the use of enzymes, then inoculated with selected yeasts, to preserve fruit flavours during fermentation. A long cool fermentation was followed by extended time on the lees with periodic lees stirring to ensure texture and flavour marriage.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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DMZ Sauvignon Blanc, DeMorgenzon

With the DMZ range, DeMorgenzon aim to produce classic, elegant, well-balanced wines that over-deliver in terms of quality for price.

This wine has a pale, bright gold colour with green reflections. Upfront aromas of passion fruit and citrus greet the nose following through to a rich palate yielding ripe fruit flavours with a nettle edge. A brisk acidity and stony minerality give natural freshness and length.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.4 g/L

pH

3.36

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Carl van der Merwe

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

FINED USING

Isinglass, Bentonite

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

2017 was another hot and dry vintage in the Cape. Although the day time temperatures were warm, evening temperatures were much cooler than normal resulting in wines with incredible weight and texture, yet with great acidity and length. The dryness of the season resulted in minimal disease pressure with fruit arriving at the winery in very good condition.

Vinification details

Grapes were gently de-stemmed and lightly pressed, and the juice was treated carefully with minimal exposure to oxygen. It was cold settled overnight without the use of enzymes, then inoculated with selected yeasts, to preserve fruit flavours during fermentation. A long cool fermentation was followed by extended time on the lees with periodic lees stirring to ensure texture and flavour marriage.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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DMZ Sauvignon Blanc, DeMorgenzon

With the DMZ range, DeMorgenzon aim to produce classic, elegant, well-balanced wines that over-deliver in terms of quality for price.

This wine has a pale, bright gold colour with green reflections. Upfront aromas of passion fruit and citrus greet the nose following through to a rich palate yielding ripe fruit flavours with a nettle edge. A brisk acidity and stony minerality give natural freshness and length.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.1 g/L

pH

3.29

ACIDITY

6.1 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Carl van der Merwe

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

FINED USING

Milk, Isinglass

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vintage conditions

2016 was a very early season with early flowering dates followed by rapid ripening in the early part of the summer. Weather conditions during the ripening period were cool to begin with, with very warm conditions close to harvest, however night time temperatures remained cool, preserving acidity.

Vinification details

Grapes were gently de-stemmed and lightly pressed, and the juice was treated carefully with minimal exposure to oxygen. It was cold settled overnight without the use of enzymes, then inoculated with selected yeasts, to preserve fruit flavours during fermentation. A long cool fermentation was followed by extended time on the lees with periodic lees stirring to ensure a marriage of texture and flavour.

Awards

Veritas 2017: Silver

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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DMZ Sauvignon Blanc, DeMorgenzon

With the DMZ range, DeMorgenzon aim to produce classic, elegant, well-balanced wines that over-deliver in terms of quality for price.

This wine has a pale, bright gold colour with green reflections. Upfront aromatics of passion fruit and citrus greet the nose following through to a rich palate yielding ripe fruit flavours with a nettle edge. A brisk acidity and stony minerality give natural freshness and length.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.5 g/L

pH

3.32

ACIDITY

6.6 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Carl van der Merwe

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

FINED USING

Milk, Isinglass

SULPHUR

Total: 90 Free: 30

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vintage conditions

Conditions in 2015 were perfect for an early harvest with very little disease pressure. Fruit was picked slightly riper than normal to allow the higher acidity levels, typical of 2015, to drop before harvest. Yields tend to be between 5 and 8 tons per hectare.

Vinification details

Grapes were gently de-stemmed and lightly pressed, and the juice was treated carefully with minimal exposure to oxygen. It was cold settled overnight without the use of enzymes, then inoculated with selected yeasts, to preserve fruit flavours during fermentation. A long cool fermentation was followed by extended time on the lees with periodic lees stirring to ensure a marriage of texture and flavour.

Awards

Platter: 4*

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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DMZ Sauvignon Blanc, DeMorgenzon

With the DMZ range, DeMorgenzon aim to produce classic, elegant, well-balanced wines that over-deliver in terms of quality for price.

This wine has a pale, bright gold colour with green reflections. Upfront aromatics of passion fruit and citrus greet the nose following through to a rich palate yielding ripe fruit flavours with a nettle edge. A brisk acidity and stony minerality give natural freshness and length.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.3 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.2 g/L

pH

3.19

ACIDITY

6.4 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Carl van der Merwe

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

FINED USING

Milk, Isinglass

SULPHUR

Total: 90 Free: 30

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vintage conditions

2014 was a cooler than normal year with high levels of rainfall in spring and early summer. Beautiful plump and ripe fruit with no raisins were harvested.

Vinification details

Grapes were gently de-stemmed and lightly pressed, and the juice was treated carefully with minimal exposure to oxygen. It was cold settled overnight without the use of enzymes, then inoculated with selected yeasts, to preserve fruit flavours during fermentation. A long, cool fermentation was followed by extended time on the lees with periodic lees stirring to ensure a marriage of texture and flavour.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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