Môreson Knoputibak 2012

Chardonnay with a little something-something.

Chardonnay with a little something-something.

Is Franschhoek Semillon some kind of magic ingredient that automatically lifts your white blend from good to great? Chris Alheit’s Cartology has a dash of it as John Seccombe’s Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse.

Clayton Reabow of Franschhoek cellar Môreson has come up with a wine called Knoputibak (“no-putty-back” – get it?) which sees Chardonnay combined with Semillon off vines planted in the 1960s – 91:9 in the case of the maiden vintage 2012.

It’s a smart wine. Matured for 12 months in French oak, the Chardonnay getting 30% new, it shows citrus, peach and hay plus a little yeasty complexity. Good fruit concentration, bright acidity and a pleasantly savoury finish. Great than the sum of its parts as all good blends should be. Price: R125.

Score: 91/100.

Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Share this post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

ADVERTISING
SHOP ONLINE
winemag-storm
HOT AND HAPPENING
AEC v1.0.4
  • No upcoming events
AEC v1.0.4
ADVERTISING
newlstter2 Get the biggest stories of the past fortnight sent directly to your inbox. subscribe
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
ADVERTISING
BE SAFE

Wine magazine was published from October 1993 until September 2011 & now lives on in digital form as Winemag.co.za. We cover everything to do with SA fine wine.

XSLT Plugin by Leo Jiang