DMZ Maestro White
The DeMorgenzon Maestro White 2011 was naturally fermented in small French oak barrels, and the varieties were kept separate.
It was then aged for 11 months and blended after separate ageing for 8 months. It was further aged in a barrel and lastly left on the lees in cement eggs for a further five months.
Alcohol 14.53% vol
RS 4.3 g/l
Total acid 5.9 g/l
Total SO2 153 mg/l
Light filtration and fining took place before bottling.
On the nose and palate, there are concentrated orange and yellow stone fruits, as well all notes of spice and zesty citrus. The palate is full, textured and you are left with a lingering after taste. It is an elegant wine with lingering nuances of honeysuckle and frangipani.
The DeMorgenzon Maestro White 2011 is a Rhone Valley style blend incorporating 50% Roussanne, 27% Chenin Blanc, 12% Viognier and 11% Chardonnay.
It is named the Maestro in honour of the Baroque music we pipe to our vines.
This wine is drinking very well now, will improve over the next three to five years and should last for many more to come. The wine will develop in complexity and richness of colour as it ages.