Tannat grapes

This very old grape variety comes from South West France where it is the base of the famous wines of Madiran. Known for its' high tannins and structure, it creates full bodied wines.

Tannat is one of France's oldest grape varieties but unfortunately unknown world wide. It grows vigorously and needs to be strictly controlled on the farm. Once the process is done, the wine is deeply coloured, has massive tannins and a lot of fruitiness.

The Composition: 100% pure Tannat

The Vintage: 2018 & 2020

The Region: As all the Mooi Bly wines, the Tannat is grown and made on our farm in Paarl. Lying underneath the Du Toits Kloof Pass, the grapes get a nice South Easter wind overnight and a lovely evening sun to ripen slowly.

The Vinification: Hand harvested full ripe grapes were carted in small crates to the cellar in the early morning coolness. Sorted, destemmed and crushed, the whole mash was pumped into our open fermenters. After a 24 hour cold soak, the yeast was inoculated and plunged every 2 hours to extract maximum flavours. The mash was worked only by hand during the fermentation for 2 weeks. Malolactic was done in stainless steel and then put into 225 liter oak barrels for 16 months.

The Winemakers Notes: On the nose you will experience very complex aroma’s like: coffee, bovril, pine, warm and friendly smells. The pallet is as complex: mouthful and balanced, jammy flavours of ripe plums.  

The Optimal Drinkability:  Now, but can age for at least another 4-5 years. 

The Food Match:  Red meat, venison, roasts, or a nice stew will make the ideal partner for this wine. 

The Volume: 887 bottles only


mooi bly farm
Kleinbosch road
7646 Paarl
South Africa
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