Moya Meaker new releases

By , 23 October 2023

The Moya Meaker wines, as made by Jean Smit, come from Habibi farm in Elgin, owned by David Curl and wife Genevieve Hamilton-Brown – Genevieve’s late mother, Moya Meaker, who was crowned Miss South Africa in 1959, lending her name to the range.

The Moya Meaker was founded in 2010 by Canadian born, David Curl – former owner of Bordeaux’s Château Gaby, and South African born, Genevieve Hamilton-Brown. Moya Meaker is located in Elgin and derives its name from Genevieve’s late mother, Moya Meaker, who was crowned Miss South Africa in 1959.

Moya Meaker Riesling 2022
Price: R300
Fermented and matured in concrete.  Enchanting aromatics of pear, peach, lime, green apple, white pepper and spice with just a touch of reduction in the background. The palate shows good clarity – clean, sweet fruit playing off against punchy acidity, the finish super-dry. Alc: 12.35%.

CE’s rating: 92/100.

Moya Meaker Pinot Noir 2022
Price: R300
Matured for 11 months in 300-litre barrels, 20% new. Exotic aromatics of red cherry, orange, rose and white pepper. The palate is luscious but not weighty or sweet. Lovely bright acidity to go with super-fine tannins, this grows in refinement with each new vintage. Alc: 13.37%.

CE’s rating: 92/100.

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