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Morgenster Estate wins two Golds at UK Sommelier Wine Awards 2018
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Morgenster has received an impressive pair of gold medals in the UK Sommelier Wine Awards, the only competition aimed solely at the on-trade. Judged by a panel of top leading sommeliers and on-trade drinks buyers, the competition rewards the best wines available to restaurants, bars and hotels in the UK and beyond.

In the category: New world Semillon & Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, which covered all new world countries, only one wine was awarded a gold medal - Morgenster Estate White, 2014. “This white blend had a ‘fresh, fragrant nose of summer gardens’”, according to Suave Wine’s Joseph Lunn, who went on to describe a palate that was ‘savoury and complex, with great minerality’. Royal Automobile Club’s Davide Dall’Amico found ‘lime and melon rind on the nose, which opens out on the palate with soft peach, melon and a subtle nuttiness, with fresh acidity but a waxy texture, and a long finish, too, deserving of food’.

Morgenster Estate Red 2001 also won a gold medal in the category: New World Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Bordeaux blends, South Africa.

‘A subtle but expressive nose of berries and oak nuances in harmony and balance,’ was the praise for this wine from Coworth Park Ascot’s Michael Fiducia. Team leader Angela Reddin thought it was ‘showing development on the nose, with oolong tea and some developed fruit notes, and with an underlying fruit core’. ‘Mushroom and leather aromas jump out, with stewed strawberries and a touch of spice, leading to softened tannins and integrated acidity, and a superb finish with some barnyard and umami flavours,’ added Three Chimneys Restaurant’s Petri Pentikainen.

Jason de Beer, Marketing and Sales Manager says: “The gold for Morgenster Estate Red 2001 is an endorsement of our vintage strategy from an important market. It builds on last year’s gold for Morgenster Estate Red 2008 as well as the overall Wine of the Year award which Morgenster Estate Red 2003 achieved in the 2016 UK Sommelier Wine Awards”.  Available from selected retailers or the Estate .

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