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Morgenster

Website : www.morgenster.co.za

The 300-year-old wine estate in the Western Cape, just 35 minutes outside of Cape Town, was once part of the prospering farm, Vergelegen, owned by Cape Governor Willem Adriaan van del Stel. Van der Stel was recalled in 1708 and at this point the farm was divided into four and sold. The section now known as Morgenster was bought by Jacques Malan, a Huguenot who had fled religious persecution in France and it was he who gave the farm its name.
The Morgenster hillside boasts the classic Bordeaux red grape varieties; Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon and Cabernet franc, and Petit Verdot. More recently Italian varietals; Sangiovese and Nebbiolo, have been planted alongside the olive trees and classic varieties. Director and Wine Consultant Pierre Lurton works together with resident Winemaker Henry Kotze and viticulturist Bob Hobson, to create the ultimate best in a red blend.

Other wines by this producer

  1. 2008 Morgenster Estate Red, Morgenster

    Dark plum, concentrated centre and opaque to the edges. Enticing with almonds, coffee and sweet caramel, and alluring sniffs of cassis and vanilla pods. Great freshness with hits of blackberry sweetness. Elegant entry, very plush and immediately filling. Sweeter dark berry fruit very evident, which contributes well to balancing the minerality which adds a lot of weight.

  2. 2001 Lourens River Valley Red, Morgenster

    Opaque centre with lighter brick red edges, young and vibrant red.Starts out more herbaceous with lavender and thyme in the lead. Cabernet franc much more predominant with some whiffs of coffee. Then comes the cassis, raspberry and perfumey rose petals. Elegant and accessible entry, fullness is a given. A seamlessly put together palate. Beautiful balance of fruit, wood and acidity.

  3. 2003 Lourens River Valley Red, Morgenster

    Opaque centre with lighter brick red edges, young and vibrant red.Starts out more herbaceous with lavender and thyme in the lead. Cabernet franc much more predominant with some whiffs of coffee. Then comes the cassis, raspberry and perfumey rose petals. Elegant and accessible entry, fullness is a given. A seamlessly put together palate. Beautiful balance of fruit, wood and acidity.

  4. 2003 Morgenster Estate Red, Morgenster

    Colour: Saturated ruby red.
    Nose: Sexy aromas of dark berries, cassis and kirsch, hints of chocolate and mocha.
    Palate: The palate impression offers ripe fruit, bedded in finely knitted ripe tannins. All these combine to assail the palate with a level of density, structure and viscosity to offer an outstanding mouth-feel. A liquid velvet texture is transformed by a rocky, minerally element. A complete wine with a classic elegance and excellent finish.

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