Mooiplaas Wines • Stellenbosch • Louis Roos
Mooiplaas Mercia Houmoed Chenin Blanc 2013
Grapes in excellent health, wild fermentation. Wine shows bee's wax/dried peach on the nose, along with almonds/marzipan from the barrels, good weight on the palate with some minerality and a long finish. Fruit and oak well balanced, a big wine with the typical wonderful mouthfeel of ripe Chenin.
Pairs with Seafood bisque, roasted line fish, grilled lobster, roast and grilled poultry.
Grapes from the Houmoed Single Vineyard, 2 ha in size, planted (by NJ Roos ) in 1969 on Richter 99, dry land bush vine, at 280 m above sea level on a western slope of the Bottelary Hills.
Soil Types: Glenrosa / Cartreff / Oakleaf
Training Method: Bush vines
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