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. The wonderful mouthfeel that typifies ripe Chenin Blanc has already started to develop and will increase in the next 12 – 24 months. Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
Mooiplaas Chenin Blanc Bush Vines 2020
48 in stock
48 in stock
Produced from bush vines planted in 1972 on Oakleaf soils, 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. A yield of 4.89 tonnes per hectare. 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 summer and some welcoming rain in February provided flavourful grapes with 5% Botrytis. Three hours skin contact, 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 allowed after fermentation.
RS 1.8 g/L
TA 5.4 g/L
Crayfish, prawn, grilled fish, creamy pasta dish and roast chicken