Top South Africa Cape white blends

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Critics are abuzz at what looks set to be 'the next big thing' from South Africa: premium white blends to rival the best from Bordeaux, the Rhone and beyond. Tina Gellie visits the Cape to find out why and selects 12 of the best picks to buy...
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South Africa Cape Blends, De Morgenzon The Maestro White 2011
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De Morgenzon, The Maestro White, Stellenbosch 2011

De Morgenzon, The Maestro White, Stellenbosch 2011
(50% Roussanne, 27% Chenin Blanc, 12% Verdelho, 11% Chardonnay)
Each variety in this first release is vinified in concrete eggs, left in French oak for 11 months then blended together and back into oak. Weighty, textured and peachy with fine minerality. Long. (17.5/20pts (91/100pts)
Price N/A UK www.demorgenzon.co.za" target="_blank">demorgenzon.co.za
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 14%