Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate Red Blend 2010

$89.99

The nose delivers a wonderful blend of blackberry, blueberry, licorice, and herbs. The mouth presents you with juicy berries, licorice and herbal flavors that are balanced by some firm tannins. The finish features some spicy notes and good persistence.

― Ed Sorensen, Cork & Fork

Description

Food Pairing:Most young bold Bordeaux blends pair well with something hearty. Big flavors abound and team well with a prime piece of beef, lamb, venison or duck. It is also a wine to sip on its own to enjoy uncovering the secrets of its complexity.

― From the Winery

Winery:Bertrand set about acquiring the expertise to realize his dreams in line with his motto: “Where there is quality there is no compromise”. He built a long-term partnership with the Olive Oil Research Institute of Italy from where he imports the worlds most up to date olive tree cultivars and production technology. Morgenster’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil was judged “Best Blended Olive Oil in the world” L’Extravergine 2006 and the Morgenster mill was awarded “Mill of the year” L’Extravergine 2007. The Estate continues to garner coveted local and international awards. Blessed with a superb terroir which seamlessly blends elevation, climate, soil and cooling winds off the nearby Atlantic Ocean, Morgenster’s vineyards are planted mainly to Bordeaux varieties and smaller quantities of Italian cultivars. From its custom-designed cellar, the South African winemaking team works in consultation with Pierre Lurton of Chateau Cheval Blanc in France. Lurton is also a director on the board of Morgenster.

― From the Winery

 

Additional information

Ageing Type

Reserve

Designate

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Farming Type

Certified Biodiverse

Grape Detail

48% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot

Blend Type

Multi-Varietal/Vintage

Winemaker

Henry Kotzé

Winemaking

“18 months in tight grain French oak barrels, around 60% in new French oak. Bottled on 9 December 2011.”
― From the Winery

Type of Wine

Red, Still, Dry

Winery Website

http://www.morgenster.co.za/

Rating

Vinous 92 pts

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