Mooiplaas
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
2020

R990.00

R165.00 per bottle
W.O Stellenbosch

90 in stock

The Roos Family Merlot / Cabernet Franc 2019 is a blend of two iconic Bordeaux varieties. Merlot brings fruit and elegance whilst the Cabernet Franc adds perfume, spice and structure. This is a full-bodied wine with aromas of blackcurrants, mulberries and a hint of fynbos on the nose. Soft, rounded tannins, well-balanced with a lingering finish. A greatcompanion for grilled beef, venison and tomato based vegetarian dishes.

Additional information

Weight 1.25 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 26 cm

Tasting Notes

The Roos Family Merlot / Cabernet Franc is a blend of two iconic Bordeaux varieties. Merlot brings fruit and elegance whilst the Cabernet Franc adds perfume, spice and structure. This is a full bodied wine with aromas of blackcurrants, mulberries and a hint of fynbos on the nose. Soft, rounded tannins, well-balanced with a lingering finish. A great companion for grilled beef, venison and tomato based vegetarian dishes.

From the vineyard

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

Training method: 5-wire vertical trellis
Yield: Average of 51.64 hl/ha and 7.6 tonnes/ha (weighted average)

In the cellar

Fermentation took place over 7 days on the skins in closed tanks at 20 – 25 0C, pump over every two hours, pressed with pneumatic press. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation occurred. Grapes were fermented separately and only blended after ageing in barrel. Barrel profile: Specially selected barrels. Wine was aged 24 months in 300L and 225L French oak barrels, 10% 1st fill, the balance 3rd and 4th fill.

Bottling: 3 September 2021 at Mooiplaas

Food Paring

A great companion for grilled beef, venison and tomato based vegetarian dishes.

Technical Analysis

alc rs pH ta
13.84% 2.2 3.55 5.7

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2020”

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