Morgenhof - Brut Reserve 2008 - Vintage Sparkling

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Morgenhof - Brut Reserve 2008
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The illustrious Morgenhof Wine Estate is situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountains outside Stellenbosch. This area is renowned for the high quality of its grapes and the distinctive terroir is reflected in the character of the exceptional wines. Owned by Mrs Cointreau, Morgenhof Wine Estate dates back to 1692 and consists of 212 hectares of which 74 hectares are under vines, producing approximately 35000 cases a year.

This MCC has a biscuity nose with peach and grapefruit flavours. The palate is elegantly fresh with hints of passion fruit, ending in a creamy mouth-feel with long rich finish.

Terroir: The Chardonnay vineyard is planted on S-SW facing slopes on a Swartland/Tukulu soil type at about 250 - 300 meters above sea level. Pinot Noir is planted on a W facing slope on a Glenrosa soil type 340m above sea level. The soil on these blocks varies from medium to heavy textured. The clay content varies from 15 - 20%.

Blend: 60% Chardonnay 40% Pinot Noir.



Category(s):     Sparkling Wine

Producer: Morgenhof   -   www.morgenhof.com
ABV:   12%
Acidity g/l:   5.7
Appellation:   Stellenbosch
Body:   Medium Bodied
Brand:   Morgenhof
Colour:   White
Country of Origin:   South Africa
Drinking From:   now
Drinking Until:   2015
Food Match:   Poultry
Grape Type:   Chardonnay
Grape Type:   Pinot Noir
Malolactic Fermentation:   Yes
Ph Level:   3.21
Region:   Coastal Region
Residual Sugar g/l:   6.9
Serving temperature Degrees C:   12
Suggested Optimum Year:   2013
Sweetness:   Brut
Type of closure:   Natural Cork
Vintage:   2008
Winemaker:   Andries de Klerk

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The illustrious Morgenhof Wine Estate is situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountains outside Stellenbosch.

This area is renowned for the high quality of its grapes and the distinctive terroir is reflected in the character of the exceptional wines.

Owned by Mrs Cointreau, Morgenhof Wine Estate dates back to 1692 and consists of 212 hectares of which 74 hectares are under vines, producing approximately 35000 cases a year.

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