Impressive refinement and taste length
Bright red in color and intense in fragrance with jamming fruit, light oak tones and mild spiciness. The taste is soft and elegant in use and develops a rich and warm aftertaste with supple tannin.
The Maestro Blue is Carl van der Merwes's new rhone-style blend of approximately 45% grenache, 30% mourvèdre and 20% syrah, supplemented with petite syrah (durif) from Stellenbosch gorge. This impressive and at the same time refined red wine has aromas of ripe fruit and is medium strong in taste, with silky tannins and a long aromatic aftertaste. Carl, top wine maker of DeMorgenzon, does not use added yeast and has the grapes spontaneously fermented in concrete tubs separately from each other. In this way he achieves maximum grape and terroir expression. This is followed by a maturation of eighteen months in a selection of small barrels of 300 and large of 3,000 liters. The smell and taste of the oak is therefore very well dosed and subordinate to the ripening of the wine. There is a strong trend, also in warm wine regions, to bring more elegance into wine with a modest influence of oak. Wines that can also be served by sommeliers in top gastronomy in combination with refined dishes. Carl van der Merwe confirms his quality as a great winemaker and his justified membership of the exclusive Cape Winemakers Guild with this exceptionally beautiful Maestro.