Our Mercator Chardonnay has just been awarded a Winner in the 2018 Vivino Wine Style Awards. This means we've been selected as one of the world’s best wine producers by Vivino’s 26-million strong wine community! Thank you to Vivino's users, we appreciate the support!
Môreson was awarded 5 Stars for our Wine of Origin Franschhoek, Cab Franc 2015.
On top of that the rest of our Môreson portfolio - 9 wines - were all awarded 4,5 Stars each.
This is our second Platter 5 Star in as many years, it is also our very first 5 Star for a Môreson red wine.
What can we say about our Cabernet Franc? Frankly he’s not slight. Yet – for such a large character – he is unbelievably elegant. A dazzling experience for lovers of this phenomenal cultivar who are interested in a Cabernet Franc with moves like Mick Jagger.
He’s aged very gracefully over the past few years. Like all of our Môreson red wines our Cabernet Franc is now as au-natural as it gets. In fact it is even Vegan friendly. Seriously? Seriously, yes.
The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2018 was launched at Cape Town’s The Table Bay Hotel today with over 200 guests in attendance, the VIPs including wine producers who had achieved the maximum five-star rating in the new edition – reserved for wines that are “South African classics” and scored 95 points or more.
The seventh annual Chardonnay Report by Winemag sponsored by Prescient is now out. There were 91 entries from 63 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.
Môreson Dr Reason Why Unwooded 2016 scored 90!
Well done to our team! Read the full report here.
Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide is the definitive guide to South African wines with more than 8,000 wines from over 900 producers reviewed annually. The top wines are then scrutinised in a blind tasting by an expert panel of judges to find the best in the country. Môreson Mercator Premium Chardonnay 2014 took home five-stars, and is officially recognised as one of the very best Chardonnays in South Africa.
*Winemaker Clayton Reabow and GM Nikki Friedman were all smiles!
At the annual awards Môreson received its first five-star rating from the prestigious industry bible for their estate grown Chardonnay as well as receiving a total of eight nominations for five-star wines as a whole.
The accolade is made even more meaningful to Môreson’s winemaking team as Chardonnay is the varietal this family-run Franschhoek farm hangs its hat on.
GM of Môreson Nikki Friedman says: “We started producing this wine because my dad loves a good, wooded chardonnay.
“To see where it’s gone over the last 20 years is unbelievable. What's also so important is that every part of the wine has been touched by our farm. Every single person who works on Môreson, no matter their role, has contributed to the wine.”
Winemaker Clayton Reabow comments: “I’m privileged to work with a team of people who have a collective vision towards growing, producing and packaging world-class wine. Together we have adopted a no compromise policy on our wines starting with our Chardonnay vineyards and growing this into the rest of our portfolio. It has taken us years to breed a collective mind-set of producing Chardonnay with soul and integrity.
“The award justifies the decision made 10 years ago to focus exclusively on growing Chardonnay vineyards on Môreson. All our existing Sauvignon blanc and Chenin blanc vineyards were uprooted and replaced with various Chardonnay clones that were selected based on their suitability to the different soil types on the farm. Today we grow 13 different clones spread across 21 separate vineyard blocks. We are thrilled to be recognised as one of the top Chardonnay producers for 2017.
“Although we consider our vineyard practices sustainable, our future target is to convert all our vineyards over to organic farming principles. We have already started with 10 per cent of our vineyard surface and will slowly convert the rest over time. The key motivation is to protect our soils and ensure that they have sufficient microbial life within them. This in turn will also produce better wines. We are very excited at this prospect.”
With vision like this, the future for Môreson Wine Estate looks as golden as their five-star rated Mercator Premium Chardonnay.