About The Liberator: 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. Each episode represents a precious parcel that is both unique and finite.
on his regular jaunts around the Cape, seeing the number of great wines that are resigned to a tragic fate of being blended away or disposed of in bulk confounded Rick. It might be an occasional experimental batch, or possible an interesting off-cut from some proud winemakers latest premium release. Whatever their provenance, it’s Ricks mission as The Liberator to procure these precious vinous orphans and consign them to a better home.
Inevitably, each wine discovered by The Liberator comes with its own story; a tale of its untimely existence. Every release has its testimony recounted, in a bottle and on screen, as a unique and evocative episode.
Description: Only 1850 bottles produced of this Grenache Blanc by De Morgenzen.
Behind the label: It was important to Rick AKA Richard Kelley MW, that The Liberator should in some small way, mark the events to date of the year 2020. Horrific bush fires in Australia, unprecedented plagues of locusts in East Africa, Covid 19…plus the uncertainty inflicted on the world with the perfect storm of Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin. Some might add Boris Johnson to that list. It would be fair to say that we have the worst set of world leaders since the term ‘world leaders was invented. The label is inspired by an illustrated pamphlet from 1646 of the same title.