Mooiplaas
Chenin Blanc
2021

R750.00

R125.00 per bottle
W.O Stellenbosch

90 in stock

Lovely pale straw colour, nose decidedly tropical with quince / golden delicious apples /litchi/mango / and summer melon flavours, good weight and balance on the palate, layered with minerality on the palate. The wonderful mouthfeel that typifies ripe Cheninblanc has already started to develop and will increase in the next 12 – 24 months.

Additional information

Weight 1.25 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 26 cm

Tasting Notes

Lovely pale straw colour, nose decidedly tropical with quince / golden delicious apples/litchi/mango and summer melon flavours, good weight and balance on the palate, layered with minerality on the palate. The wonderful mouthfeel that typifies ripe Chenin blanc has already started to develop and will increase in the next 12 – 24 months.

From the vineyard

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.

Training method: Bush vines
Soil Types: Oakleaf, high potential soil
Harvest date: 5 March 2021 Harvested by hand.
Yield: 34hl and 5 tonnes per hectare

In the cellar

The much-needed rainfall during winter and a relatively cool summer provided ideal conditions for growth and ripening. An outstanding vintage for white grapes, no heat waves and low night temperatures together with a dry cool summer. Juice cleaned by settling 40% of the volume was allowed to ferment spontaneously with wild yeast. After fermentation, the wine was blended together. Extended lees contact is allowed after fermentation.

Bottling: 07 July 2021

Food Paring

Crayfish, prawns, grilled fish, creamy pasta dish and roast chicken

Technical Analysis

alc rs pH ta
13.5% 2.1 3.6 5.4

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2021”

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