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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
De Morgenzon DMZ Syrah 2009
De Morgenzon DMZ Syrah 2009
(search item no. 108890)
boutique wine
screw cap wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

DMZ is De Morgenzon's value label, where the objective is to produce classic, elegant, well-balanced wines which over-deliver in terms of quality for price. The nose of this round, elegant Syrah flaunts enticing aromas of ripe berries and red plum with delicate floral notes. Juicy layers of rich, vibrant berry fruit unfold on the palate, backed by hints of pepper, cinnamon and vanilla.
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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.