Brian and the team at Le Chardon d’Or are delighted to announce on Wednesday evening the 20th of November we welcome South African winemakers of Mooiplaas to showcase a selection of wine from their multi-award-winning portfolio.
Mooiplaas Wine Estate and Private Nature Reserve is located among the majestic mountains and fertile valleys of the Stellenbosch Winelands, approximately 40km east of Cape Town. Situated in the Bottelary Hills, there is a variance of 235 meters between the highest and the lowest areas on the estate. From the highest point of the estate (370 m above sea level), one has a panoramic view over the Cape Peninsula; False Bay to the left and Table Bay to the right.
Mooiplaas Wine Estate & Private Nature Reserve uses an environmentally friendly and biodiversity approach to produce premium quality grapes each year. With the advantage of growing up on the farm and farming since 1980, the viticulturist, Tielman Roos knows every intimate detail of the estate and the terroir. One of the features of Mooiplaas is the uneven terrain. From the meadows on the valley floor to the watershed on top of the hills. These variations cause distinct fluctuations in the microclimate.
The different slopes and varying heights are the most important factors to consider when Tielman takes that first critical decision: the combination of cultivar and rootstock for each terroir. Cape Granite, the mother material of the earth on the estate, is prominently displayed as outcrops and domes along the hills. It is the weathering of this volcanic rock that gives rise to the soil on the farm.
Mooiplaas covers an area of 243 hectares, of which approximately 100 hectares contain vines, and the Private Nature Reserve spans 70 hectares. When it comes to winemaking, cellar master Louis Roos, is a true purist. He uses a range of classic and traditional winemaking processes to produce the Mooiplaas wines,such as wild yeast, natural fermentation, light filtration and maturation in small oak barrels.
"To produce premium wines you have to follow the ‘classic’ approach,” says Louis. “Use the best grapes from the best vineyards with minimal interference during the winemaking process. That will give you wines that are distinctive and expressive of place and vintage. We believe that wine should be authentic, elegant, well balanced and structured while showing its vibrancy and fullness of flavour. It must add joy to life!”
Upon tasting a selection of their wines, Brian has designed a delectable four-course menu to complement. Join us, for what promises to be a fantastic evening of fine wine and food; beginning at 7 pm and including introductions of the featured wines from our host and food matches by Brian; followed with tea, coffee and hand-made chocolates.
At £90.00 per person seats will be limited.
We sincerely hope we can welcome you.
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