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The Morgenster Minute - November 2018
''Then a smile and a glass and a toast and a cheer, for all the good wine and we've some of it here" - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr (1809 - 1984), physician, poet & polymath
Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil again best in South Africa according to Flos Olei international guide
Morgenster extra virgin olive oil from the Wine and Olive Estate in Somerset West outside Cape Town has for the sixth year been awarded 98% by the authoritative international Flos Olei guide (2019 edition) which assesses the world’s best olive oils.
Morgenster Estate Reserve 2014 wins top Bordeaux trophy in Six Nations Wine Challenge
Morgenster Estate Reserve 2014 has won the top honour, the trophy, in the Bordeaux blend category at the Six Nations Wine Challenge 2018 held in Sydney Australia. Results were released on 17 October 2018.
Tim Atkin scores five Morgenster wines in the 90’s
British Master of Wine, Tim Atkin, has scored five Morgenster wines over 90 points in his South Africa 2018 Special Report.
Morgenster updates visitor experience, plants vineyards and releases four wines
Morgenster has completed major renovations and redecorated its tasting room in time for the summer visitor season. Alessandra Bertrand said: “Although we are still waiting for some furniture, visitors will already notice the changes which we hope they will enjoy.
Morgenster Estate wins two Golds at UK Sommelier Wine Awards 2018
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.
The passing of Giulio Bertrand of Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate
Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate announces with sadness that Giulio Bertrand, its visionary owner, passed away on Sunday afternoon 20 May 2018 in the company of loved ones.
Something old, something new… Morgenster releases eight wines
Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate in Somerset West outside Cape Town has long been known for its philosophy of creating Bordeaux styled red wines that age well. Owner Giulio Bertrand releases these wines in batches only after they have had the benefit of ageing in pristine conditions.
The French (and Italian) connection at Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate
Morgenster recently celebrated the release of owner Giulio Bertrand’s selected eight wines as well as their first MCC, Cuvée Alessandra 2016.
Morgenster Cabernet Franc 2015 among SA’s Top Six
Morgenster Cabernet Franc 2015 was rated among South Africa’s Top Six wines in the Cabernet Franc Challenge on Wednesday 18 April 2018.
Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil again a Flos Olei star….
Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Wine and Olive Estate in Somerset West outside Cape Town continues to wow the world’s top olive oil judges with its excellence. It has once again been awarded a top score in the authoritative international Flos Olei guide which assesses the world’s best olive oils.
Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil again a Flos Olei star
Morgenster extra virgin olive oil from the Estate in Somerset West outside Cape Town continues to wow the world’s top olive oil judges with its excellence. It has once again been awarded a top score in the authoritative international Flos Olei guide which assesses the world’s best olive oils.
Giulio Bertrand releases Morgenster Vespri 2017 into his Italian Collection
Morgenster Vespri 2017, made from Vermentino grapes, marks the entrance of the fourth of Giulio Bertrand’s opera themed Italian Collection wines, and is part of his project to produce excellent wine in South Africa from Italian cultivars.
95 at Morgenster reopens in the Winelands for the summer season
An Italian collaboration of contemporary Italian dishes with top class wines and olive oil, 95 At Morgenster first opened its doors in the magnificent natural surroundings of Morgenster Wine Estate in Somerset West in 2015.
Morgenster olive oil strikes gold at Sol d’Oro Southern Hemisphere competition
Morgenster extra virgin olive oil, 2017 harvest, has struck gold at the important Sol d’Oro Southern Hemisphere competition held in mid-September in Osaka, Japan.
Morgenster in SA Top 10 Olive Awards
After being awarded a gold medal in the intense category at the SA Olive Awards at the end of August, Morgenster extra virgin olive oil, 2017 harvest, was also recognised as one of South Africa’s top 10 olive oils by the Absa Top 10 competition announced on 27 September.
Morgenster Reserve 2011 (94) , Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2011 (92) by jamessuckling.com
JamesSuckling.com set up a one-day, private tasting of more than 150 recent releases during the annual Wines of South Africa (WOSA) trade event in Hong Kong this April. In a release published Thursday, August 3, 2017 by Jack Suckling, Tasting Editor to JamesSuckling.com, Morgenster Reserve 2011 received 94 points and Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2011 received 92 points in its review.
Morgenster Reserve 2008 wins gold at UK Sommelier Wine Awards 2017
Morgenster Reserve 2008 has won a gold medal at the UK Sommelier Wine Awards 2017 in the category New World: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bordeaux Blends, South Africa.
Stephen Tanzer rates four Morgenster Bordeaux and two Italian styled wines 90 points and above
“South Africa’s more ambitious wines - whites as well as reds - are fresher and better than ever, and they have never offered more stunning value in export markets than they do today” according to Stephen Tanzer in an article in the May 2017 Vinous newsletter.
Morgenster Reserve 2011 rated 93; Morgenster Reserve 2012 rated 91 points in Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2017
In the third annual Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2017 (previously the Red Hot Wine Awards) announced on 6 June, Morgenster Reserve 2011 was rated at 93 points and Morgenster Reserve 2012 at 91 points.
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