Mooiplaas

Mooiplaas

Mooiplaas Wine Estate and Private Nature Reserve is situated amongst the majestic mountains and fertile valleys in the Stellenbosch Winelands, approximately 40km east of Cape Town. Mooiplaas is a historic and traditional working wine farm. The vineyards lie on steep slopes of ancient mineral-rich soils in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch, overlooking Cape Town.

Here Tielman and Louis Roos produce a range of environmentally friendly wines rooted in tradition and artisan techniques that make the most of the unique terroir.

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  • Mooiplaas Langtafel White 2018

    Renowned for their famous Langtafel luncheons and dinners, the Roos family shares their passion
    for food and fine wines with friends and family. These “festivals” inspired a range of natural wines
    full of flavour and exotic charm, guaranteed to make you smile and add joy to your life. The object
    with the Langtafel range is to offer good quality at a fair price.

    TASTING NOTES
    Complex nose shows hints tropical fruit, lime, citrus and blossoms. Fresh and crisp on the palate with
    a well-rounded acidity to form the backbone.

    BLEND INFORMATION
    55% Colombard, 45% Chenin blanc

    IN THE CELLAR
    Bottling: 18 June 2018 at Mooiplaas

    FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS
    Enjoy this wine ice

    R66.00 Add to cart
  • Mooiplaas Chenin blanc 2017

    TASTING NOTES
    Lovely straw colour, nose decidedly tropical with litchi / mango / and summer melon flavours, good weight and balance on the palate, lovely minerality on the 2017 vintage. The wonderful mouthfeel that typifies ripe Chenin blanc has already started to develop and will increase in the next 12 – 24 months. The slightly higher than usual RS adds to the palate of the wine, interestingly enough it is not really apparent on the palate.

    IN THE VINEYARD
    Grapes from the Houmoed vineyard block were used, a dry land bush vine block, 2 ha in size, planted by Nicolaas Roos in 1972 on rootstock Richter 99, altitude 280 m above sea level on a western slope of the Bottelary Hills. A clear line of sight to False Bay, which implies an afternoon cooling sea breeze. Training method: Bush vines Soil Types: Oakleaf, high potential soil Harvest date: 17 February 2017. Harvested by hand. Yield: 44hl- and 7.4 tonnes per hectare

    IN THE CELLAR
    Extremely dry year, but still an excellent crop (see the grape analysis). An outstanding vintage; no heat waves and low night temperatures together with the dry summer provided healthy and flavourful grapes, almost no botrytis, some raisins. Three hours skin contact, juice cleaned by settling, allowed to ferment spontaneously with wild yeast. The fermentation stopped with some residual sugar; we left it like that. Extended lees contact allowed after fermentation. Bottling: 26 May 2017 at Mooiplaas

    GRAPE ANALYSIS
    Viticulturist Tielman Roos

    R115.00 Add to cart
  • Mooiplaas Langtafel Red 2018

    Renowned for their famous Langtafel luncheons and dinners, the Roos family shares their passion for food and fine wines with friends and family. These “festivals” inspired a range of natural wines full of flavour and exotic charm, guaranteed to make you smile and add joy to your life. The object with the Langtafel range is to offer good quality at a fair price.

    TASTING NOTES
    Deep ruby colour, nose shows fresh cassis flavours, soft fruit tannin on the palate with a clean finish. A fresh, juicy wine. The wine is made in an approachable style and offers excellent value for money.

    BLEND INFORMATION
    45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Shiraz

    IN THE CELLAR
    Bottling: 15 August 2018 at Mooiplaas

    FOOD PAIRING
    Enjoy with a light Malay curry, pork fillet or, for a treat, some roast duck. An excellent companion at a good old South African ‘braai’.

    TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
    Winemaker Louis Roos / Bertus Basson

    R78.00 Add to cart
  • Mooiplaas Tabakland 2015

    TASTING NOTES
    The Tabakland Cabernet Sauvignon is bottled only in exceptional years. It is a selection of the finest barrels of the Cabernet Sauvignon of the given vintage. Pitch black colour, fruitcake nose with dark cassis and liquorice, tannin still tight at this stage, which is to be expected, fine concentration and good length. The 2015 has excellent potential to evolve well over time, with ample structure and concentration to age well for 10 to 20 years.

    BLEND INFORMATION
    100% Cabernet Sauvignon

    IN THE VINEYARD
    The Tabakland (meaning tobacco land) vineyard was planted in 1992 where tobacco used to be cultivated. The vineyard is located 150m above sea level on a north-west facing slope in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch. Gravel soil offers less vigorous growth which, together with sufficient heat due to the slope and altitude, leads to ideal ripening conditions for fully ripened grapes. Training method: 5-wire vertical trellis Harvest date: 4 March 2015. Harvested by hand. Yield: Average of 34 hl/ha and 5.6 tons/ha

    IN THE CELLAR
    Wine was matured for 21 months in small barrels. Six barrels were selected from our range of about 20 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 barrels in order to make up this wine. Following our approach of minimal intrusion, very little pre-bottling filtration was performed, together with no stabilization, a sediment is natural and to be expected. Barrel profile: 50% 1st fill Revolution barrels, balance 3rd and 4th fill. 100% French oak. Bottling: 2 August 2017 at Mooiplaas

    GRAPE ANALYSIS
    Viticulturist Tielman Roos

    WINE ANALYSIS
    Winemaker Louis Roos

    R470.00 Add to cart
  • Mooiplaas Rosalind 2015

    TASTING NOTES
    Rosalind, meaning beautiful rose, is a Bordeaux blend with elegance and balance that can matured for 10 – 20 years. The objective is to create a wine with elegance and balance that can stand the test of time. In the 2015 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon was the major partner at 50%, with Cabernet franc 40% and Merlot at 10% the balance of the blend. The wine has an intense dark colour, the palate shows a good tight grip of oak tannins, balanced with excellent fruit and good length. The Cabernet Franc and Merlot lend wonderful elegance to the blend. It should evolve well over time, and has the structure and concentration to age for 10 to 20 years.

    BLEND INFORMATION
    50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot

    IN THE VINEYARD
    Training method: 5-wire vertical trellis Yield: Average of 39 hl/ha and 6.5 tons/ha (weighted average)

    IN THE CELLAR
    Wine was matured for ± 22 months in small barrels. Only the top barrels in the cellar were selected for this wine. In line with our approach of minimal interference, the wine was bottled with only minimal pre-bottling filtration and no stabilization. A sediment is natural and to be expected. Barrel profile: 50% 1st fill Revolution barrels, balance 3rd and 4th fill, 100% French oak. Bottling: 2 August 2015 at Mooiplaas

    GRAPE ANALYSIS
    Viticulturist Tielman Roos

    WINE ANALYSIS
    Winemaker Louis Roos

    R470.00 Add to cart