Mooiplaas Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2019
By Christian Eedes, 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.
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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