Morgenhof Estate is situated in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. The 213 hectare estate is located on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain where 78 hectares are planted to vineyards. The vineyards are dry farmed and worked to allow the myriad of different terroirs found on the farm to express themselves in the finished wines.Read More
The wines of South Africa are considered to be New World along with countries such as Argentina and New Zealand. This is despite the fact that South Africa has been producing commercially significant wines for many centuries as opposed to a couple of decades.
The Estate has a long history. It was founded in 1692 and over the following three centuries changed hands several times. In 1993 the current owner Anne Cointreau bought the estate. Anne brought a wealth of knowledge and experience with her from France's Cognac where her family can trace their involvement in viticulture back to 1210.
All of that experience clearly came in handy when producing their take on South Africa's signature white grape. Chenin Blanc. This wine has a wonderful expression of refreshing pear, apricot and citrus flavours well integrated with French oak. On the finish a lingering sensation of dried fruit and soothing creaminess