Morgenster Estate pays tribute to its founder through the launch of The Giulio Range

Following on from their recent brand relaunch, honouring the timeless traditions and unwavering quality the estate is so renowned for; Morgenster Estate is thrilled to announce the launch of The Giulio Range.  

A tribute to their passionate founder, father and grandfather: Giulio Bertrand. His pioneering spirit has kickstarted the local olive oil industry, delivered award-winning Bordeaux-style wines and introduced South Africans to Italy’s finest grape varietals. For over 30 years, he has put his heart into soil and cellar at Morgenster Estate. In true Italian style, this range is created with the intention of celebration.

To pay homage to this true visionary, they’ve renamed their prestigious Italian Collection as The Giulio Range. Each wine is inspired by his love for opera, bringing his undeniable Italian flair to tables across the world.

Nabucco, 2018
Their Nebbiolo is a celebration of one of Italy’s finest varietals, originating from Giulio’s hometown region of Piedmont, Italy. This powerful, well-balanced red wine expresses red and black cherries, spice, liquorice and earthiness paired with floral notes of rose petals and violet. Is no wonder that this refined and elegant varietal was Giulio’s favourite.

Tosca, 2018
Indulge in this deliciously complex, Tuscan-inspired blend of Sangiovese and classic Bordeaux varieties. With fruit-forward flavours of dried cherry and plum paired with notes of tobacco and oak; Tosca is a true Italian masterpiece. The perfect balance of herbaceous, sweet and spicy notes is a testament to the attention to detail of their founder, Giulio.

Rigoletto, 2022
As a homage to his home country, Giulio imported Sangiovese vines from the rolling hills of Tuscany. Today, they’re still one of the few estates in South Africa to grow and vinify this versatile Italian cultivar. Their single varietal Sangiovese has been made in an approachable style – ideal for savouring on its own or enjoying with food and family.

Caruso, 2022
Their Sangiovese Rosé is reminiscent of long, sunny days in Tuscany. It embodies Giulio’s persistence to bring Italian flavours to the Cape Winelands and beyond. Its subtle fruity aroma is balanced with a lingering aftertaste. Pomegranate, red berries and subtle spices make this velvety wine a much-loved addition to any occasion.

Vespri, 2022
The Estate’s rocky soils, windy climate and proximity of the ocean make for the perfect conditions for Vermentino to thrive. Vespri shows off with elegant aromas, vibrant freshness, minerality and lingering citrus flavours. Delicious on its own and versatile with food.

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