DeMorgenzon DMZ Chardonnay (750ml)
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At Demorgenzon, the slopes rise up to 400 m above sea level with the ocean as a backdrop. Rather than refer to their vineyard as ‘mountain’ terrain, they prefer to be known as ‘garden vineyards’. In Spring specially chosen wild flowers flourish between the vines. They have no doubt that a bio-diverse and ecologically sensitive environment produces infinitely better grapes. To add to the beauty of the landscape, Baroque music is piped through the vineyards as it is believed that the power of music positively influences the ripening process.
The DMZ Chardonnay offers light citrus and vanilla aromas and hints of almonds. The palate is clean with tropical fruit to follow. Each vineyard parcel was fermented separately, using a combination of natural yeast and careful inoculation. Of the grapes, 25% were left as whole bunch and 75% were lightly crushed and the juice was allowed to settle overnight. The wine was aged on its lees in a combination of stainless steel and French oak barrels. A small percentage of malo-lactic fermentation was allowed. After four months, the various parcels were blended, then aged for a further three months before being stabilized, lightly filtered and bottled.