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Mooiplaas Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019

Mooiplaas Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019

R165,00

A blend of two iconic Bordeaux varieties. Merlot brings fruit and elegance whilst the Cabernet Franc adds perfume, spice and structure. This is a medium-bodied wine with aromas of blackcurrants, mulberries and a hint of fynbos on the nose. Soft, rounded tannins, well-balanced with a lingering finish.

Specifications

SKU: MOO-003
Alcohol Volume: 14.5%
Type of wine: Other Red Wines, Red Wine
Category(s): Bottelary Hills

More Information

In the cellar

Fermentation took place over 7 days on the skins in closed tanks at 20 – 25 0C, pump over every two hours, pressed with pneumatic press. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation occurred. Grapes were fermented separately and only blended after aging in barrel. Barrel profile: Specially selected barrels. Wine was aged 18 months in 300L and 225L. French oak barrels, 10% 1st fill, the balance 3rd and 4th fill.

In the vineyard

A moderate summer than settled in bringing fine winds through the vineyards, which helped keep the vines fresh and disease-free while the steady heat helped concentrate the grapes.

Ageing

This wine can be enjoyed now, however, it can be aged for a further 5-10 years from vintage, if stored in the correct conditions.

Cultivar

50% Merlot 50% Cabernet Franc

Food Pairing

A great companion for grilled beef, venison and tomato based vegetarian dishes.

About the Wine Estate

Mooiplaas Wine Estate and Private Nature Reserve boast a pristine natural beauty. Owned and managed by Tielman and Louis Roos, the Mooiplaas vineyards lie on steep slopes of ancient mineral rich soils in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch, overlooking Cape Town. Mooiplaas is a historic and traditional working wine estate, bought by Nicolaas Roos in 1963. He was joined by his two sons Tielman, viticulturist, (1980) and Louis, winemaker (1983). The history of the farm dates back to 1806, with the manor house on the estate – a national monument – an impressive example of Cape Dutch architecture. In 1995 Mooiplaas established a Private Nature Reserve, dedicating 70 hectares to the conservation of endangered Fynbos species. Tielman and Louis produce a range of environmentally friendly wines rooted in tradition and artisan techniques to reflect the unique terroir.

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