This wine is the embodiment of everything I love about Chenin Blanc.
As it comes to temperature the first aromas to come out are vanilla lemon custard before transforming to an intoxicating mix of mustard seed and flesh of Charentais melon and finally Meyer lemon and wild honey comb.
Sorry Vouvray but South Africa has really surpassed you're attempt. — 4 months ago
@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 DeMorgenzon Cape Winemakers Guild Roussanne.
Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).
Fifth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and third still white wine. This is made up of 100% Roussanne by Carl van der Merwe from Stellenbosch. Aged for 12 months on the lees prior to bottling. Only 70 cases produced with 50 being auctioned in 2018.
Light greenish yellow in appearance. Rich nose with lovely floral characteristics, followed up by citrus rind, tropical fruits and some spices. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and light plus to medium bodied. A bit buttery in texture with notes of herbs, citrus fruits and some flowers. Long finish. Drink till 2026.
$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,712.00 ($43.72 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R4,600.00 ($54.17 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,600.00 ($42.40 a bottle).
#demorgenzon #roussanne #stellenbosch #southafrica #cwgauction #whitewine #cwg
— 5 years ago
Nice fruit character — 7 years ago
Viognier — 4 months ago
Five years is a good age for this — 6 years ago
Very enjoyable — 7 years ago
The fruits are brighter than the Chardonnay. Pineapple, white peach, green melons, ripe, cantaloupe, lime, lemon curd, touch of canned pears, grassy notes, yellow & spring flowers with lilies.
The body is lean, fresh and lively. After the leaner, bright fruits subside, grippy minerals take hold overlaid by white spice and powdery chalkiness. Pineapple, white peach, green melons, ripe, cantaloupe, lime, lemon curd, touch of canned pears, grassy notes, yellow & spring flowers with lilies. The acidity perfect. The finish is delicious, easy to drink with nice balance.
Photos of; the Estate vines of DeMorgenzon, suspended stainless tanks which, allows them to work the wine by gravity, barrel room and Cellar Door grounds.
— 5 years ago
Apple melon nose. Butter, berry, nutmeg spice. Nice nice nice. — 7 years ago