2023 Winemag.co.za – Prescient Pinotage Report 2023: Top 10 – 95 pts
Matured for 12 months in French oak barrels, 10% new. Fragrant aromatics with top notes of flowers and herbs before red and black berries. Poised and elegant – lovely clarity of fruit, good freshness and powdery tannins.
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2023 – Double Gold
The vineyard is located 250m above sea level on an east facing slope in the Bottelary Hills. Training method: Pinotage bush vine Soil type: Granite soil, offering enough growth but not too vigorous for the bush vine.
The Mooiplaas Pinotage is a medium bodied wine with a deep purple colour. The nose is reminiscent of plums, which is typical of this unique South African variety, while the palate is rich and full with a long finish. Overall the wine is soft, juicy and approachable. This wine should evolve well over time, with ample structure and concentration to age well for 8 to 10 years.