Mooiplaas - Pinotage - Stellenbosch - South Africa

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Product SKU
SA12
Vintage: 2020

The Mooiplaas Pinotage is a full bodied wine with a deep purple colour. The nose is reminiscent of plums and floral hints, which is typical of this unique South African variety, while the palate is rich and full with a long finish. Overall the wine is soft, juicy and approachable. This wine should evolve well over time, with ample structure and concentration to age well for 8 to 10 years.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

$42.00
Country SOUTH AFRICA Region Stellenbosch Grape Varietal Pinotage

Product Description

Description

The Mooiplaas Pinotage is a full bodied wine with a deep purple colour. The nose is reminiscent of plums and floral hints, which is typical of this unique South African variety, while the palate is rich and full with a long finish. Overall the wine is soft, juicy and approachable. This wine should evolve well over time, with ample structure and concentration to age well for 8 to 10 years.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Pair with roast chicken, Cape Malay spiced dishes, roast pork, roast lamb, pizza, pasta. Pinotage also works particularly well with flame grilled meats.

Accolades

Awards

Critique Review

"With a deep ruby core with purple highlights, the 2020 Pinotage opens with a juicy and smoky essence. Medium to full-bodied, the wine offers flavors of blackberry, worn leather, black spice and smoked plums before concluding with a straightforward finish and lingering tannic edge."

Anthony Mueller for the Wine Advocate.

Wine Facts

More Information
Grape Varietal Pinotage
Vintage 2020
Region Stellenbosch
Country SOUTH AFRICA
Winemakers Louis Roos
Producer Mooiplaas Wine Estate
Average age of vines 20+ years old
Production method 8000
Harvest method Manual
Fermentation & maceration Fermentation took place over 7 days in closed stainless steel tanks, mixed by pumping over, pressed in horizontal basket press.
Aging Aged for 9 months in older 225L French oak barrels.
Mouth Attribute Fresh, Full-bodied, Long Finish, Rich, Structured
Nose Attribute Animal, Dark Fruit, Floral, Spices, Plum, Black Berries
SKU SA12

Vineyard Info

Mooiplaas Wine Estate & Private Nature Reserve dates back to 1806. Mooiplaas, meaning beautiful farm, is a historic and traditional working wine farm. The vineyards lie on steep slopes of ancient mineral-rich soils in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch, overlooking Cape Town. Here brothers Tielman and Louis Roos produce a range of environmentally friendly wines rooted in tradition and artisan wine-making techniques that make the most of the unique terroir.

The vineyard is located 250m above sea level on an east facing slope in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch. Granite soil, offering enough growth but not too vigorous for the bush vine.

Mooiplaas's vineyards & bush vines in Stellenbosch.

Mooiplaas's vineyards & bush vines in Stellenbosch.

Description

The Mooiplaas Pinotage is a full bodied wine with a deep purple colour. The nose is reminiscent of plums and floral hints, which is typical of this unique South African variety, while the palate is rich and full with a long finish. Overall the wine is soft, juicy and approachable. This wine should evolve well over time, with ample structure and concentration to age well for 8 to 10 years.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Pair with roast chicken, Cape Malay spiced dishes, roast pork, roast lamb, pizza, pasta. Pinotage also works particularly well with flame grilled meats.

Awards

Critique Review

"With a deep ruby core with purple highlights, the 2020 Pinotage opens with a juicy and smoky essence. Medium to full-bodied, the wine offers flavors of blackberry, worn leather, black spice and smoked plums before concluding with a straightforward finish and lingering tannic edge."

Anthony Mueller for the Wine Advocate.
More Information
Grape Varietal Pinotage
Vintage 2020
Region Stellenbosch
Country SOUTH AFRICA
Winemakers Louis Roos
Producer Mooiplaas Wine Estate
Average age of vines 20+ years old
Production method 8000
Harvest method Manual
Fermentation & maceration Fermentation took place over 7 days in closed stainless steel tanks, mixed by pumping over, pressed in horizontal basket press.
Aging Aged for 9 months in older 225L French oak barrels.
Mouth Attribute Fresh, Full-bodied, Long Finish, Rich, Structured
Nose Attribute Animal, Dark Fruit, Floral, Spices, Plum, Black Berries
SKU SA12

Mooiplaas Wine Estate & Private Nature Reserve dates back to 1806. Mooiplaas, meaning beautiful farm, is a historic and traditional working wine farm. The vineyards lie on steep slopes of ancient mineral-rich soils in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch, overlooking Cape Town. Here brothers Tielman and Louis Roos produce a range of environmentally friendly wines rooted in tradition and artisan wine-making techniques that make the most of the unique terroir.

The vineyard is located 250m above sea level on an east facing slope in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch. Granite soil, offering enough growth but not too vigorous for the bush vine.

Mooiplaas's vineyards & bush vines in Stellenbosch.

Mooiplaas's vineyards & bush vines in Stellenbosch.