Carl van der Merwe joins the Cape Winemaker Guild

Winemaker Carl van der Merwe fra De Morgenzon er blevet medlem af Cape Winemaker Guild.  De Morgenzon er vores nyeste hus fra Stellenbosch i Sydafrika og de fremstiller bl.a. nogle fremragende Chenin Blanc og Chardonnay vine.

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15 Dec 2015

Miles Mossop, acclaimed winemaker at Tokara, has become the new Chairman of the Cape Winemakers Guild with two additional winemakers swelling the membership to 48 for 2016.  Taking over the reins from Andries Burger after serving as vice chairman during 2015, Mossop shares the vision mapped out by his predecessors for the Guild to step up its role in furthering transformation in the wine industry and setting new benchmarks for South African wines.

The two new Guild members, Sebastian Beaumont of Beaumont Family Wines and Carl van der Merwe of DeMorgenzon, are both highly accomplished winemakers.  Recognised as one of the benchmark producers of South African Chenin Blanc, Sebastian Beaumont has no less than four Platter’s 5-star ratings and a Decanter Trophy under his belt for the elegantly wooded Hope Marguerite.

“In addition to building his own Beaumont brand as head of the family wine business, Sebastian has been a leading force in promoting the Bot River wine region for the past 16 years. As a passionate supporter of Chenin Blanc and Pinotage, he brings new energy and commitment to the Guild,” says Mossop.  Carl van der Merwe joins the Guild with a wealth of international and local experience in wine production and management spanning over 14 years. He has excelled as general manager and winemaker at DeMorgenzon with an impressive collection of accolades, particularly for the estate’s flagship Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay, as well as the Maestro White. These include 2014 and 2015 Platter’s White Wine of the Year and five 5-star ratings from Platter’s South African Wine Guide, as well as trophies from the International Wine Challenge and Decanter World Wine Awards. DeMorgenzon’s selection as one of the world’s top 100 wineries by the International Wine and Spirits Magazine in the USA is another feather in his cap.  “Carl has proven himself as a very talented winemaker with great business acumen and a passion for mentoring and developing people. He will be an asset to the Guild,” says outgoing Chairman, Andries Burger.

As Chairman of the Guild, Mossop is supported by a management committee comprising Boela Gerber as Vice  Chairman,  David Nieuwoudt as Treasurer, Gottfried Mocke as Cellarmaster and Neil Ellis responsible for marketing.  Membership of the Guild is by invitation only and is extended to winemakers who have been responsible for the production of outstanding wines for a minimum of five years, and who continue to do so.

Established in 1982, the Cape Winemakers Guild now comprises 48 of the country’s most respected winemakers with the single minded vision to elevate the standing of the South African wine industry through their on-going commitment to transformation and the production of world-class, quality wines.

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Black Elephant Winemakers Dinner på Elmely Kro

Fredag den 11. september 2014 kl. 19.00 afholder vi Black Elephant Winemakers Dinner på Elmely Kro i Ugerløse

Vi har fået Kevin Swart fra Black Elephant i Franschhoek i Sydafrika til at rejse om på vores side af jordkloden for at fortælle om husets skønne vine.  Kevin Swart er general manager og winemaker på Black Elephant, så̊ det
er en meget kyndig vinmand, der kommer forbi Elmely Kro denne aften.

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Velkommen til De Morgenzon

I forbindelse med vores tur til Sydafrika besøgte vi De Morgenzon i Stellenbosch.  Vi smagte på deres vine sammen med deres Winemaker, Carl van der Merwe, og vi blev enige om, at SA Wineimport skal være deres agent på det danske marked.  Til august får vi flere vine hjem fra dem, inkl. Reserve Chenin 2014.  Denne Chenin fik i årgang 2013 94 point af Wine Spectator og Carl forventer en endnu bedre rating i årgang 2014.

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Camino Africana

Camino Africana er navnet på 3 nye vine fra Edgebaston.  Camino Africana betyder den afrikanske vej og hentyder til David Finlayson’s vej til at finde unikke og gamle vinmarkeder i Stellenbosch, hvor han kunne producere nogle enestående vine fra.  Vinene består af en Chenin Blanc 2013, en Cabernet Franc 2013 og en Pinot Noir 2012.  Der er kun fremstillet 600 fl af hver vin og jeg har fået lov til at købe 120 fl af hver.  Vinene har allerede fået flotte anmeldelser og Cabernet Franc’en har fx. fået 90 point af Wine Advocate.

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Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2011 Cape Winemakers Guild

Så er årets første guild vin kommet hjem.  Abrie Beeslaar er winemaker på Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2011.  Denne Cabernet Sauvignon domineret vin, med 18% Cabernet Franc og 12% Merlot har ligget 24 måneder på franske fade.  Bouqueten er rig på blåbær og solbær med underliggende toner af cedertræ og krydderier. Smagen er intens og balanceret og er rig på sorte frugter, som svesker og kirsebær. Vinen kan drikkes ung, men vil ved lagring udvikle sig i op til 10 år.

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