DeMorgenzon, DMZ Chenin Blanc 2017, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tasting Note: Checks all the boxes for a dry chenin blanc with light body and hints of oak.
Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has a nose of green apple, lemon citrus with light-intensity vanilla and clove baking spice along with a hint of nectarine.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied wine delivers fruit suggested on the nose along with medium-plus acidity underpinned by a steely texture.
Bottle Note: DMZ wines are produced by DeMorgenzon winery which is situated in the upper reaches of the Stellenboschkloof in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Terraced hillside vineyards and exquisite gardens are complimented by beautiful vistas of rugged mountains and sweep views of both the Indian and Atlantic oceans. With over 350 years of winemaking heritage, South Africa continues to produce excellent wines that combine elegance and charm with opulence and accessibility. All DMZ wines are made from select parcels of grapes from special vineyards and carefully vinified to express the purity and integrity of the particular cultivar.
Price: $20 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 235 South African Rand (ZAR) Restaurant Price
Tasted: Reuben’s Restaurant, Franschhoek, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 21, 2018