MOOIPLAAS - Chenin Blanc - Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Product SKU
SA10
Vintage: 2020

MOOIPLAAS - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA

Wine shows typical beeswax and dried peach on the nose, with good weight and balance on the palate. The wonderful mouthfeel that typifies ripe Chenin has already started to develop, but will increase in the next 12 months.

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

$42.00
Country SOUTH AFRICA Region Stellenbosch Grape Varietal Chenin Blanc

Product Description

Description

Lovely straw colour. The nose shows typical beeswax, and a mix of dried peach, citrus, ripe lemon, honey and pawpaw flavours. Good weight, balance and some minerality on the palate. The wonderful mouthfeel that typifies ripe Chenin has already started to develop, will increase in the next 12-24 months.

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

How to pair it

  • Meat Poultry (roasted chicken) & white meats, cream based pasta dishes.
  • Seafood Grilled or roasted fish, prawn, crayfish.
  • Legumes Lightly spiced salads, vegetarian dishes, cream based pasta dishes.

Accolades

Awards

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 89 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Gilbert and Gaillard International Challenge Gold

Originally one of the most famous French wine guides created in 1989, Gilbert & Gaillard has created their own international competition for wines and spirits.

Critique Review

"Made from vines planted in 1972, the 2020 Chenin Blanc Bush Vines begins with aromas of white peach, pineapple skin, yellow apple and wax melon with a dusty floral tension. Medium-bodied, the wine displays flavors of cantaloupe and honeydew melon with yellow pear before showing a balanced structure. The wine ends with a delightful conclusion that lingers with a soft mineral tension. Only 23,000 bottles were made, making this bottling an excellent value for the price."

Anthony Mueller for the Wine Advocate.

Wine Facts

More Information
Grape Varietal Chenin Blanc
Vintage 2020
Region Stellenbosch
Country SOUTH AFRICA
Winemakers Louis Roos
Producer Mooiplaas Wine Estate
Average age of vines 48 years
Production method 20,000
Harvest method Hand
Fermentation & maceration 30% of the volume was allowed to ferment spontaneously with wild yeast. After fermentation the wine was blended together. Extended lees contact allowed after fermentation.
Aging Lee contact aging + bottle aging
Mouth Attribute Balanced, Fruity, Medium-bodied, Minerals, Round
Nose Attribute Floral, Fruity, Tropical Fruit, Beewax
SKU SA10

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. Grapes from the Houmoed vineyard block were used, a dry land bush vine block, 2 ha in size, planted by Nicolaas Roos in 1972 on rootstock Richter 99, altitude 280 m above sea level on a western slope of the Bottelary Hills. A clear line of sight to False Bay, which implies an afternoon cooling sea breeze. The bush vines grow on oakleaf soil with high potential.

Mooiplaas's vineyards & bush vines in Stellenbosch.

Mooiplaas's vineyards & bush vines in Stellenbosch.

Description

Lovely straw colour. The nose shows typical beeswax, and a mix of dried peach, citrus, ripe lemon, honey and pawpaw flavours. Good weight, balance and some minerality on the palate. The wonderful mouthfeel that typifies ripe Chenin has already started to develop, will increase in the next 12-24 months.

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

How to pair it

  • Meat Poultry (roasted chicken) & white meats, cream based pasta dishes.
  • Seafood Grilled or roasted fish, prawn, crayfish.
  • Legumes Lightly spiced salads, vegetarian dishes, cream based pasta dishes.

Awards

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 89 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Gilbert and Gaillard International Challenge Gold

Originally one of the most famous French wine guides created in 1989, Gilbert & Gaillard has created their own international competition for wines and spirits.

Critique Review

"Made from vines planted in 1972, the 2020 Chenin Blanc Bush Vines begins with aromas of white peach, pineapple skin, yellow apple and wax melon with a dusty floral tension. Medium-bodied, the wine displays flavors of cantaloupe and honeydew melon with yellow pear before showing a balanced structure. The wine ends with a delightful conclusion that lingers with a soft mineral tension. Only 23,000 bottles were made, making this bottling an excellent value for the price."

Anthony Mueller for the Wine Advocate.
More Information
Grape Varietal Chenin Blanc
Vintage 2020
Region Stellenbosch
Country SOUTH AFRICA
Winemakers Louis Roos
Producer Mooiplaas Wine Estate
Average age of vines 48 years
Production method 20,000
Harvest method Hand
Fermentation & maceration 30% of the volume was allowed to ferment spontaneously with wild yeast. After fermentation the wine was blended together. Extended lees contact allowed after fermentation.
Aging Lee contact aging + bottle aging
Mouth Attribute Balanced, Fruity, Medium-bodied, Minerals, Round
Nose Attribute Floral, Fruity, Tropical Fruit, Beewax
SKU SA10
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. Grapes from the Houmoed vineyard block were used, a dry land bush vine block, 2 ha in size, planted by Nicolaas Roos in 1972 on rootstock Richter 99, altitude 280 m above sea level on a western slope of the Bottelary Hills. A clear line of sight to False Bay, which implies an afternoon cooling sea breeze. The bush vines grow on oakleaf soil with high potential.

Mooiplaas's vineyards & bush vines in Stellenbosch.

Mooiplaas's vineyards & bush vines in Stellenbosch.