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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
De Morgenzon DMZ Syrah 2008
De Morgenzon DMZ Syrah 2008
(search item no. 108889)
screw cap wine
green wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This vintage marks the debut of De Morgenzon's DMZ label, where the objective is to produce classic, elegant, well-balanced wines which over-deliver in terms of quality and value. The voluptuous Shiraz bottling – crafted completely from estate fruit – is brimming with rich, ripe berry and plum flavors coupled with seductive floral notes. Distinctive hints of white pepper, exotic spice and vanilla follow through on the finish.
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About De Morgenzon:

De Morgenzon is Dutch for "the morning sun," a fitting name for this boutique property high on the Stellenboschkloof, which is the first to be touched by the rising sun's rays. De Morgenzon's high altitude vineyards command sweeping views of Table Mountain and Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Embracing the philosophy that a biodiverse and ecologically sensitive environment produces infinitely better grapes, proprietors Wendy and Hylton Appelbaum have established De Morgenzon as a 91 hectare garden interspersed with 55 hectares of carefully tended vineyards, where abundant wildflowers flourish between the vines. The vineyards are currently farmed naturally, and the estate is in the process of converting to organic farming.