The thinking behind the Morgenster Lourens River Valley Bordeaux blend is to create a wine in an inviting and easily accessible style where fruit is very evident but balanced against tannins and acidity. Being a true reflection of terroir, wonderful evolution and longevity are also a part of this process.
Appearing under a slightly changed label for the first time, Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2013 was blended in consultation with Pierre Lurton of Château Cheval Blanc. Pristine fruit came from nine to 21-year-old vines in vineyards with a diversity of soils, from deep decomposed granite to the stonier decomposed Table Mountain Sandstone. Clonal material was selected to suit the style cellar master Henry Kotzé was aiming for.
This is a rewarding wine, comments Kotzé, adding that decanting will further release its complex plum, mulberry and raspberry aromas.