The DeMorgenzon DMZ Syrah, simmering with succulent smoked meat!
SRP of $15 and available for as low as $12. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. Imported by Cape Classics. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
DMZ wines are produced by DeMorgenzon winery which is situated in the upper reaches of the Stellenboschkloof in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Terraced hillside vineyards and exquisite gardens are complemented by beautiful vistas of rugged mountains and sweeping views of both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. With over 350 years of winemaking heritage, South Africa continues to produce excellent wines that combine elegance and charm with opulence and accessibility.
All DMZ wines are made from select parcels of grapes from special vineyards and carefully vinified to express the purity and integrity of the particular cultivar.
DMZ is value label of DeMorgenzon, a vineyard that takes it winemaking very seriously. So seriously that they actually play Baroque music in the vineyards 24x7 -- not for the workers enjoyment, but because they believe it helps the grapes ripen. While I am not qualified to comment on whether or not this works, I can comment on how this wine tastes, and it's pretty good!
The 2013 DeMorgenzon DMZ Syrah begins with a fabulous aroma of blackberry, licorice, a little spice, black pepper, violets and smoked meat. The wine tastes smooth, smoky and succulent and features rich, ripe dark berry with tons of well integrated spice and licorice. Touches of smoked meat, vanilla and cinnamon along with more licorice carries into the long, dry finish. This is an excellent and consistently good South African Syrah!
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