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"The 2012 Chenin Blanc was picked from four passes through the vineyard in the early morning and sees 25% in new French oak with 10 months lees aging. It has a lovely, pure, delineated bouquet with dried honey, dried apricot and a touch of lemongrass. The palate is medium-bodied with harmonious, vibrant citrus fruit married with apricot, quince and a touch of marmalade. There is tremendous weight and precision here with a long finish that is top-drawer. This is a benchmark Chenin Blanc. Drink now-2020."
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DeMorgenzon is Dutch for "the morning sun," a fitting name for this boutique property high on the Stellenboschkloof, which is the first to be touched by the rising sun's rays. DeMorgenzon's high altitude vineyards command sweeping views of Table Mountain and Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Embracing the philosophy that a biodiverse and ecologically sensitive environment produces infinitely better grapes, proprietors Wendy and Hylton Appelbaum have established DeMorgenzon as a 91 hectare garden interspersed with 55 hectares of carefully tended vineyards, where abundant wildflowers flourish between the vines. The vineyards are currently farmed naturally, and the estate is in the process of converting to organic farming.