The Liberator, 'The Francophile', Chenin Blanc, 2019, Stellenbosch, South Africa


A fun and lively Chenin Blanc from South Africa, made from a collaboration between De Morgenzon and Master of Wine Richard Kelley, a leading authority on South African wine. It's a modern and fruit-driven style of Chenin with bags of flavour, and that lovely chalky backbone characteristic of the style.

Beyond the periphery of South Africa’s conventional vineyard regions lie great vinous treasures, resigned to anonymity; forgotten, abandoned or just simply undiscovered. It is the mission of Rick, our intrepid Cape Crusader, to seek out and liberate these rare wines, consigning them to the table of the most inquisitive and discerning imbiber. 

'The Liberator' is a concept based around Richard, or Rick, as he is known, utilising and 'liberating' excellent parcels of fruit which growers were selling off for blends in big brands. He is finding these parcels and making them into distinct, modern, and lively wines which show the true quality of their source.

Producer: De Morgenzon

Country: South Africa

Region: Stellenbosch

Grapes: Chenin Blanc 100%

Alcohol: 13.0%

Vintage: 2019

Status: Vegan