At DeMorgenzon in Stellenbosch, baroque music is continuously played to the vines. Make of that what you will, the wines with Carl van der Merwe incumbent as winemaker since mid-2010 are increasingly impressive. I encountered the Maestro White 2012 recently and thought it was a particularly stylish offering (price: R125).
A blend of 31% Chenin Blanc, 24% Chardonnay, 23% Roussanne and 22% Viognier, it has a subtle nose and palate – white and yellow stone fruit , some pineapple, hints of spice. Concentrated, pure fruit and great freshness, the oak carefully judged.