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.
Pronounced (“Cab-err-nay fronk”), is produced in a variety of countries including the USA, Chile, Italy and more notably France in both the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. The most famous of course belonging to Chateau Cheval Blanc in St Emillion, France.
At Môreson, we have always been fascinated by this cultivar producing our first vintage in 2006 with a mere 3 barrels of wine.
Together with Sauvignon blanc, it is the parent to Cabernet Sauvignon. When grown correctly, it produces wines that can only be described as possessing a combination of strawberry, violet, dusty gravel, roasted red pepper and crushed black pepper. It is a medium bodied red wine with feminine, silky tannins.
Here at Môreson, we only collaborate with producers who are exclusively grape growers and do not produce their own wine. For 10 years, we have worked closely with our grower isolating a few rows of the 2.8 hectare vineyard to tailor-make the product before you. The vineyards are grown on iron rich granite based soils, scattered with flakes of quartzite. Soils such as these produce elegant wines packed with richness. Of paramount importance to us at Môreson, is working with fruit that is of Franschhoek origin and producing wines that are not only single vineyard and single site, but express the true nature of our beautiful Franschhoek Valley.
Matured in 300L French oak barrels for 18 months, and produced from one of the finest Cape vintages we have experienced this is a wine produced with integrity and soul.
This coming weekend the 18th and 19th of March we will be offering a tasting of a special kind... We have just released the new vintage of our coveted Cabernet Franc.
For R50 per person our guests can do a vertical tasting of 4 different Cabernet Franc vintages: 2006 , 2012 , 2014 and 2015.
Guests need to book in advance.
*The wines are up for purchase, as stock lasts
It's moments like this.... this is why we make wine!
"The day after our wedding, we bought a case of your cab franc - to have a bottle every anniversary for 5 years and the last one on our 10th. We opened our 1st one on Monday. It was ridiculously delicious! So excited to see what next year's tastes like!"- Roxy Baumann
We heard late yesterday that we'd been awarded not one but two Diamond Awards at The 2011 Winemaker's Choice Awards.
Our 2010 Môreson Pinotage and our 2008 Môreson Cabernet Franc walked off with top honours. We are so incredibly proud of these wines! If you're attending our inaugral Plant Fayre this weekend you'll be able to taste both of them in our Tasting Room.