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DeMorgenzon Gravitas 2017

The grape varieties are fermented separately in concrete and stainless steel. Fermentation of whole berries with a percentage whole bunch is concluded without yeast addition.

Spontaneous malolactic fermentation is followed by 18 months ageing in used French oak cask. Bottled without filtration.

Auction Year: 2019

DeMorgenzon Roussanne 2017

Highly concentrated Stellenbosch Roussanne is gently crushed and given a short skin contact before an extended slow pressing. This yields a juice with good levels of grape tannin and an excellent chemical balance. Natural fermentation in French oak cask follows, with partial malolactic fermen- tation and a maturation on gross lees for 12 months. The wine is stabilised and settled naturally, with minimal filtration at bottling.

Auction Year: 2018

DeMorgenzon Grenache Blanc 2017

Perfectly ripe Grenache Blanc, deep yellow in colour, was hand harvested and gently crushed into a cool tank. The crushed fruit was left to macerate for 24-36 hours, before gentle pressing. A short settling was followed by natural fermentation in cask. Malolactic fermentation was allowed to complete and was followed by maturation on the gross lees for 12 months.

Auction Year: 2018

DeMorgenzon Roussanne 2016

Selected from the foothills of the Stellenbosch Mountains, Roussanne fruit with small concentrated berries is ripened to a russet brown colour and hand harvested. Pre-chilled in the winery, whole bunches are gently pressed, incorporating press fractions into the free run wine. Minimal settling without added enzyme follows, where after the wine is fermented in cask and left on the gross fermentation less for fi fteen months before bottling straight from cask without filtration.

Auction Year: 2017

DeMorgenzon Gravitas 2015

Granitic soils and gentle ripening conditions in the Stellenboschkloof contribute to this
aromatic and highly nuanced wine. Hand harvesting and careful selection is followed by
natural fermentation of whole berries and a small percentage of whole clusters. Maturation
in cask lasted for 18 months followed by bottling directly from cask without filtration or

Auction Year: 2017