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Mulderbosch Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2021

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Mulderbosch Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2021

  • Grapes Chardonnay 100%
  • Country South Africa
  • Region: Western Cape Stellenbosch
  • Abv 13 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    Residual Sugar: 2.1
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker Henry Kotze
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • The vanilla pod and caramel aromas are lifted by ripe notes of stone fruits balanced by a refreshing, zesty finish. Inviting white chocolate and toffee aromas lead to notes of sweet vanilla fudge and sandalwood. Fresh and zesty on the palate, with pineapple sweetness and citrus zest enveloped by melt-in-the-mouth viscosity and real depth of flavour through to a very long finish.

The grapes were a whole bunch pressed into a tank and left to settle overnight. Seeking a finely tuned balance between fruit purity and palate density, fermentation took place with natural yeasts; half the juice was fermented in oak, of which 50% was new, 50% was neutral, and the remaining half was fermented in stainless steel to retain the purity of fruit. The wine matured for nine months, with 50% being aged surlie in stainless steel and 50% aged in a combination of barrels, of which 25% were new oak and foudres.

The initial impression is a fresh, salty sea breeze with citrus zest and lemon blossom, followed by juicy tropical fruits with subtle oak tones. Crisp and fresh, yet with a luscious and enveloping texture through to a persistent finish.

More Information
CountrySouth Africa
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo

The Chardonnay grapes come from the estate vineyard in Stellenbosch. The vineyards benefit from being 14 kilometres from False Bay, where the strong maritime influence cools the vineyards in the hot summer months, ensuring good levels of natural grape acidity in the final wine, central to the Mulderbosch style of fresh, balanced wines. The soil comprises decomposed sandstone with some granitic conglomerate stones, known as Koffieklip. This iron-ferrite-rich soil produces wines with more minerality and intensity. The hand-harvested Chardonnay vines are trellised using a five-wire cordon system. At Mulderbosch, herbicides are no longer used; instead, they use a mechanical under-vine weeder to encourage microbial diversity in the rhizosphere (rootzone).

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