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MULDERBOSCH CHENIN BLANC 2011 MULDERBOSCH CHENIN BLANC 2011

Mulderbosch are recognized as one of the finest producers in South Africa. The Chenin Blanc is their 'flagship' wine and the quality shines through in this example. A delightfully accessible wine that is mouth-wateringly moreish.




VINEYARD
The Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc was made from grapes grown in Stellenbosch & Swartland on Tukulu and Malmesbury solis.

Located in the Koelenhof area of Stellenbosch, the vineyards benefit from a wind tunnel effect, which cools the vineyards during the long, hot summers. Essentially a mediterranean climate, their proximity to the coast benefits the vineyards with the gentle sea breezes. The temperature drops considerably at night, cooling the grapes and preserving the aromatics and acids.

The average age of the vines is 32 years and they are trained as both bush and trellis.

The vines are drip irrigated.

GRAPE VARIETIES
97% Chenin Blanc, 3% Viognier

VINIFICATION
This individual new-wave Chenin was made from low-crop Stellenbosch & Swartland grapes.

The grapes were harvested in the early morning to ensure coolness, crushed and then lightly pressed; after which the must was cold settled before being inoculated with a select yeast culture.

Eighty percent of the wine was tank fermented while the remaining twenty percent underwent natural fermentation in barrel.

The wines were matured for five months in a combination of new Hungarian and French oak barrels. The wine was then lightly fined, sterile filtered and bottled.

TASTING NOTES
A powerful nose of guava, lime zest and ripe pear braced by honeysuckle and orange blossoms. A juicy palate with opulent passion-fruit, following through from the nose and finishing off with tart grapefruit characteristics. The refreshing acidity is perfectly counteracted by a creamy mid palate and subtle oak-derived spice.

CLOSURE:    Stelvin

ALCOHOL:    14% (10.5 units of alcohol)




Per Bottle 9.95

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