Ifølge Decanter, så kommer verdens bedste chardonnay fra De Morgenzon i Sydafrika. Nedenfor er artiklen, som beskriver De Morgenzon og ejeren Wendy Appelbaum.
This South African wine has been voted the best in the world. The 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards held in the UK really liked this chardonnay.
Businesswoman Wendy Appelbaum‚ who helped South Africa’s poor and her own farmworkers last year by funding a successful legal challenge against garnishee orders and loan sharks‚ has won an international award for her chardonnay wine.
The De Morgenzon Chardonnay Reserve 2015 was named best in the world this week by the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards held in the UK. The Stellenbosch’s DeMorgenzon Estate trounced all comers by winning Platinum: Best in Show Chardonnay over £15.
The same wine also won a regional trophy for best Stellenbosch Chardonnay at the prestigious International Wine Challenge (IWC)‚ also judged in London by a worldwide team of wine experts in April.
Appelbaum‚ DeMorgenzon’s owner‚ said she was delighted at the international recognition for her wine.
“You have no idea how exciting it is … no idea! Everyone likes to know they’re doing well but this is something quite exceptional‚” she said.
Overall‚ wines from Chile and France led the field in the most prestigious category of the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards‚ taking six and nine of the ‘platinum – best in show‘ medals. Out of nearly 16‚000 wines tasted‚ only 31 reached the top-tier‚ previously known as international trophies.
Wines were judged blind by 240 of the world’s best palates‚ including 69 Masters of Wine and 26 Master Sommeliers‚ during one week at London’s Tobacco Dock. Platinum winners went forward to a special tasting at Decanter headquarters to decide best in show prizes.
DeMorgenzon said in a statement: “To place the Decanter win in context: the DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2015 was rated the best South African Chardonnay versus its local competitors but was then assessed versus the best of Australia‚ New Zealand‚ France‚ America‚ Argentina‚ Chile and all other wine producing nations – and beat them too.”
Appelbaum praised DeMorgenzon winemaker and general manager Carl van der Merwe: “Carl is a wonderfully talented winemaker. We’re proud of our wine and even more proud of Carl. We work really well together and share a common vision of excellence.”
Van der Merwe commented: “It’s remarkable because this is only the third commercial release of the Chardonnay Reserve from DeMorgenzon.”
DeMorgenzon Estate was purchased by Wendy and Hylton Appelbaum in 2003.
SA Wineimport har importeret vinen fra De Morgenzon siden 2015.
Fredag den 9. september 2016 kl 19.00 afholder Elmely Kro i samarbejde med SA Wineimport
GlenWood Winemakers Dinner
Vi har sammensat en dejlig menu, hvor GlenWood’s vine passer perfekt til. Dp Burger kommer fra Franschhoek i Sydafrika og fortæller om hans vine.
GlenWood Sauvignon Blanc 2015
GlenWood Charodnnay VS 2015
Blomkål, ingefæremulsion og reje- bisque
GlenWood Shiraz VS 2014
Elmely Kro gris
Sødemajs, skum og æbler
GlenWood Grand Duc Syrah 2014
Spidskål, hvidløg, gulerod og æggecreme
GlenWood Nobless NV
Sensommerbær fra Mommarkstedet
Søde kys, rabarbersirup og estragonis
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Tak til Restaurant SuRi for endnu en vellavet og lækker menu, som passede fremragende til Ken Forrester’s vine. Jeg talte med 60 glade gæster, som igen i år havde en dejlig aften.
Restaurant SuRi havde igen i år valgt at donere hele aftenens omsætning til Kræftens Bekæmpelse og SA Wineimport donerer 10% af aftens vinsalg til Kræftens Bekæmpelse.
Snacks – 3-4 sprøde og salte med dip
Ken Forrester Petite Chardonnay
Æggeblomme – rogn – friteret brød – karse – olie
Saltet kylling – kyllingeskind – peberrodsmayo – eddikepulver
Brændt blomkål – brunet smør – hasselnød – timian – skinke
Ken Forrester The FMC & Ken Forrester Chenin Reserve
Helleflynder – kalveskank – kål – marv – fume
Ken Forrester The Renegade
Okse – spæd grønt – kartoffelpure – sky
Ken Forrester The Gypsy
Mini brulee – chokolade
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Hele aftenens omsætning går ubeskåret til Kræftens Bekæmpelse
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.
Pressemeddelelsen fra Guilden er gengivet nedenfor
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.
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.
Black Elephant MCC
Black Elephant Timothy White Blend
Blåmuslinger – Sødemajs, kørvel, brombær, blomkål og majsskum
Black Elephant Amistad Pinotage &
Black Elephant The Back Roads Petite Sirah
Sukkersaltet andebryst – Slikporrer, kantareller, sensommerkål, hyben og brunet smør
Fairview La Beryl Blanc
Hindbær fra Maiken – Hindbær, hvidchokolade, karamel og hindbæris
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