Mooiplaas Rosalind 2007
A well crafted wine showing elegance & balance that can be matured for 12-20 years. An intense, dark ruby color with cherries, plums, & fynbos on the nose. The palate shows a tight grip of oak balanced with excellent fruit structure. Elegant, well balanced, and rounded. Excellent with grilled or roast sirloin, rump and fillet of beef and venison, or rich beef, lamb, or venison stew. Particularly well paired with grilled leg of lamb stuffed with wild garlic and rosemary or deboned oxtail infused with truffle oil.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Cabernet Franc. 13% Merlot. Mooiplaas (meaning beautiful farm) is situated outside Stellenbosch, high in the Bottelary Hills (a ward of the famous Stellenbosch wine district), in the heart of the Cape winelands. The estate has been the home of the Roos family, owned and managed, since 1963. Rosalind represents the finest from Mooiplaas. the blend was made after a rigorous selection of only the finest barrels from their cellar. The relative contributions can vary from vintage to vintage, depending on the selection of the winemaker. The maiden 2003 Rosalind was released in 2006 to commemorate a decade since the release of their first Mooiplaas red wine. This wine was bottled in January 2010.