Moya Meaker new releases

By , 13 October 2022

The cellar on Habibi farm in Elgin is where Jean Smit makes the Damascene wines but the property also has plantings of vineyard, a Pinot Noir bottled under the Moya Meaker label now joined by a Riesling with Chardonnay set to come on line in years to come (Moya Meaker a former Miss South Africa and mother of owner David Curl’s wife, Genevieve). Tasting notes and ratings for the current releases as follows:

Moya Meaker Riesling 2021
Price: R300
NEW. Lime, green apple, white peach, a hint of fresh herbs and perhaps a touch of petrol on the nose while the palate has a certain plushness about it thanks to a residual sugar of 7g/l but equally driving acidity – good fruit definition before a bone-dry finish.

CE’s rating: 91/100.

Moya Meaker Pinot Noir 2021
Price: R300
Grapes from a high-density vineyard planted to clones 667 and 777. Matured for eight months in 300-lite barrels, 20% new. The nose shows intense rose-like perfume plus red currant, cherry and a little white pepper. The palate has a good core of fruit, bright acidity and fine tannins, the finish nicely dry. Entirely charming but not quite as complex or substantial as 2020.

CE’s rating: 91/100.

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