Mooiplaas Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2019

By , 18 September 2019



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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    Andrew | 18 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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