Mooiplaas
Houmoed Chenin Blanc
2018

R1,554.00

R259.00 per bottle
W.O Stellenbosch

92 in stock

The Houmoed Chenin blanc is only bottled in exceptional years, the previous vintage being 2015. The wine shows quince, apricot, peach, hints of honey, almonds and floral aromas which characterize a fresh and upfront nose. The palate has a good weight with some minerality and a long finish. Fruit and oak well balanced, a big wine with the typical wonderful mouthfeel of ripe Chenin blanc.

Additional information

Weight 1.25 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 26 cm

Tasting Notes

The Houmoed Chenin blanc is only bottled in exceptional years, the previous vintage being 2015. The wine shows quince, apricot, peach, hints of honey, almonds and floral aromas which characterize a fresh and upfront nose. The palate has a good weight with some minerality and a long finish. Fruit and oak well balanced, a big wine with the typical wonderful mouthfeel of ripe Chenin blanc.

From the vineyard

Grapes from the 2 ha Houmoed single vineyard, planted by NJ Roos in 1972. Dry land bush vine at 290 m above sea level on a lovely site in the Bottelary Hills overlooking both False Bay and Table Bay, on a south-west facing slope.

(Note – the word Houmoed is Afrikaans for “to keep faith, or to persevere”).

Training method: Bush vines

Soil Types: Oakleaf, high potential soil

Harvest date: 2 March 2018. Harvested by hand.

Yield: 46.8 hl and 7.8 tonnes/ha

In the cellar

An outstanding vintage, no heat waves and low night temperatures together with a dry summer and some welcoming rain in February, provided flavourful grapes with 15% botrytis. Six hours skin contact, juice cleaned by settling, fermented with four different yeast strains and aged in barrel for 9 months Extended lees contact was allowed, Bâtonnage once a week. No stabilization and a rough filtration prior to bottling.

Barrel profile: 3 and 4th fill oak barrels (70% French and 30% Hungarian).
Bottling: 20 January 2019 at Mooiplaas

Technical Analysis

alc rs pH ta
13.58% 3.6 3.41 5.4

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