Mooiplaas Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2019

By , 18 September 2019

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The Houmoed vineyard on Mooiplaas in Stellenbosch, 2ha in size and planted in 1972, supplies grapes for both an unwooded wine designated simply as “Bush Vines” as well as a wooded version which bears the name of the site.

Keep the faith.

Grapes for the Bush Vines 2019 included a 5% botrytis-infected portion and 40% underwent spontaneous fermentation. The nose is still very primary with notes of guava, pear, peach and herbs while the palate shows good fruit definition and bright acidity (alcohol: 13.64%). You suspect the wine will “fatten out” to good effect over the next 12 to 24 months. Approximate retail price: R115 a bottle.

Editor’s rating: 89/100.

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  • Andrew18 September 2019

    This is a real gem and a well priced one. We drank our last bottle of the 2008 a few months ago and it does “fatten out” beautifully. The touch of botrytis is reminiscent of the magic it worked on the Klein Constantia Blanc de Blanc 1987.

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