The Mercia Collection
Our flagship range pays homage to legendary viticulturist and mountaineer Nicolaas Roos and his wife Mercia, a lady renowned for her adventurous spirit and sense of style. The Mercia Collection represents the finest, most elegant wines from Mooiplaas.
Tasting Notes The Tabakland shows layers of cassis, dark fruit, hints of leather, tobacco and spice. Well structured, fine velvet tannins and lingering after taste. Has potential to age for up to 10 years.
Cultivar 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Pairing Suggestions Pair with Roast or flame grilled lamb seasoned with rosemary/garlic. Roast beef, tomato and onion based meat stews.
Tasting Notes The Rosalind is an elegant, well crafted wine that can be matured for 12-20 years. Intense dark ruby colour with cherries, plums and fynbos on the nose.
Cultivar 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot
Food Pairing Suggestions Pair with rich beef, lamb, venison stew. Grilled leg of lamb, stuffed with wild garlic and rosemary.
Watershed Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes The Watershed is made in the classical cold climate style, driven by intense fruit of red berries with perfectly integrated acidity and a good structure. The wine should evolve well over time, with ample structure and concentration to age for 8 to 10 years.
Cultivar 100% Pinot Noir
Food Pairing Suggestions Salmon, tuna, roasted duck and pulled pork.
Tasting Notes The Houmoed Chenin Blanc 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 mouth feel of ripe Chenin.
Cultivar 100% Chenin Blanc
Food Pairing Suggestions Pair with seafood bisque, roasted line fish, grilled lobster, roast and grilled poultry.
Tasting Notes This is the first noble late harvest wine to be bottled on Mooiplaas. Nose shows the typical botrytis character, dried apricot & prune, great concentration and sweetness, backed by good acidity. The extended barrel ageing time adds to the complexity of the wine.
Cultivar 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Food Pairing Suggestions Delicious with a strong blue cheese!
Tasting Notes The Duel MCC (NV) leans more towards the Pinot Noir character showing cherries, almond and honey comb, dried peach and apricot on the nose. Palate is full and rounded, fine creamy mousse.
Cultivar 73% Chardonnay 27% Pinot Noir
Food Pairing Suggestions Pair with Charcuterie, oysters & seafood, roast poultry, grilled pork dishes.