Mooiplaas Houmoed Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2013

Grapes in excellent health, wild fermentation. Wine shows bee's wax/dried peach on the nose, along with almonds/marzipan from the barrels, good weight on the palate with some minerality and a long finish. Fruit and oak well balanced, a big wine with the typical wonderful mouthfeel of ripe Chenin.

Seafood bisque, roasted line fish, grilled lobster, roast and grilled poultry.

variety : Chenin Blanc | 100% Chenin Blanc
winery : Mooiplaas Estate
winemaker : Louis Roos
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  pH : 3.5  ta : 7.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
John Platter 4 Stars
in the vineyard : Grapes from the Houmoed Single Vineyard, 2 ha in size, planted (by NJ Roos ) in 1969 on Richter 99, dry land bush vine, at 280 m above sea level on a western slope of the Bottelary Hills.
Soil Types: Glenrosa / Cartreff / Oakleaf
Training Method: Bush vines

in the cellar : Grapes in excellent condition, 7 - 24 hours skin contact, juice cleaned by settling, allowed to ferment spontaneously with wild yeast. Left in barrel on lees for 9 months, no stabilisation, unfiltered until the final filtration prior to bottling.