Nonetheless the quality of the 2006 harvest was excellent, as evident in the wonderfully balanced Lourens River Valley 2006. This second Morgenster Bordeaux label has achieved 4½ stars in the John Platter guide for the last eight years since 1999, an enviable track record of consistent excellence.
Dry weather in February resulting in excellent, slow ripening conditions which contributed to good phenolic ripening. Strong winds resulted in smaller berries, vigorous growth and a lighter crop, thereby favouring the concentration of fruit flavours, colour and extract in the wines.
46% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
100% barrel matured in 300% oak, from French coopers, for 14 months. Mainly new barrels were used, complemented by the use of 2nd and 3rd fill barrels.
Ageing potential: The wine will reward cellaring with a marked evolution.
Product contains Alcohol.