Monday, November 09, 2015

Wine tasting at De Morgenzon

DeMorgenzon for the Oenophiles
Our wine club likes jaunts into the country and this Saturday we all met at DeMorgenzon for a tasting of their multi award winning wines on the farm that plays classical music to their vines. Tasting room manager Richard de Almeida was expecting us and we had a very lively tasting of some of their excellent, award winning wines.
The beautifully planted gardens are looking and smelling wonderful at the moment with the hedges of flowering jasmine
The front of the tasting room with its lovely pergola covered stoep
A great place to sit while tasting the wines. The club members really enjoyed them
We gathered round two tables at one end of the room
Richard de Almeida, was marvellous and very patient with the aging but chatty crowd that Saturday morning. We had phoned and booked ahead, as should you if you want to take a large group
Lovely views, lovely wines. We have always been fans of the DMZ Sauvignon blanc and the 2012 in our cellar is drinking beautifully
On this occasion, we were lucky enough to taste the Reserve Chenin Blanc and that meant that a case came home with us. It is a 5 star wine in Platter this year and 4½ last year, so consistently excellent. We love Platter's description of the wine and so agree. "...aromas of white flower, stone fruit, honey and toast, which erupt into opulent flavours of pear, orange blossom, caramel and spice. It’s a world class wine offering that strikes a brilliant balance between lush fruit and crisp, mouth-watering acidity"
 We also loved the very elegant and rather French Garden Vineyards Rosé, made from Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre; full of restrained cherries and strawberries, but dry and crisp and we bought a case of that too. Good news for our overseas visitors, who are heading our way this summer
The Reserve Red was also rich and full of dark berry fruit with chalky tannins and good wood - one to cellar
One can taste in the tasting room or outside on the stoep
Lovely sight of a vine covered hill ...
... and what looks like the perfect tree to picnic under
Seen in the loo, which is wallpapered with sheet music: a sense of humour and a bit of irreverence

© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2015

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