Mulderbosch Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch 2016

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Mulderbosch Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch 2016

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Franc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Mulderbosch

Tasting notes - 2016 produced a ripe expression of Cabernet Franc, subtle notes of fennel and cigar spice surround a core of brambly fruit. Classically structured, the palate is savoury with graphite textured tannins and a succulent, round finish. 

Mulderbosch Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch 2016

An intense expression of Cabernet Franc with subtle
notes of fennel, bellpepper and dark chocolate
surrounding a core of brambly fruit and complemented
by a graphite firmness on the finish.


Producer Note
Founded in 1989, multi-award winning Mulderbosch Vineyards is one of South
Africa’s foremost wine producers. As advocates to the Integrated Production of Wine
(IPW) code, they manage their vineyards limiting the use of herbicides, fungicides
and pesticides. They use a restrained approach in the cellar to produce distinctive
and characterful wines that represent the Stellenbosch terroir. Chenin Blanc is the
Cape’s signature variety and they have the largest planting of this variety in the
world. In 1996, Mulderbosch was one of the very first producers in the Cape to
ferment Chenin Blanc in barriques. The resultant wine garnered an avid following
and Mulderbosch has since become synonymous with the variety.


Vintage
2016 saw a hot and dry growing season, which reduced disease pressure in the
vineyard and resulted in excellent concentration and ripeness levels in the fruit at
harvest.


Vineyard
This Mulderbosch Cabernet Franc estate vineyard consistently impresses and is
annually the stand-out red in the cellar. The basic geological structure is
decomposed granite, with soils comprised of varying levels of gravelly clay. The vines
are trained according to the Vertical Shoot Position method and spur-pruned utilising
three sets of moveable foliage wires. Leaf removal at an early stage of the grape's
life generally ensure the pyrazine or ‘green’ flavours often encountered in Cabernet
Franc are avoided. This practice also allows harvesting to take place earlier, without
having to wait for these flavours to burn off at higher Brix levels.


Winemaking
The vinification was kept simple, the grapes were fermented on the skins for
approximately three weeks prior to being pressed and transferred to barrels on
completion of malolactic fermentation. The wine spent 17 months in 300 litre French
oak barrels, of which 50% were new. The wine was bottled without filtration or fining in
July 2017, so may develop a light sediment over time.


Tasting Note
2016 produced a ripe expression of Cabernet Franc, subtle notes of fennel and cigar
spice surround a core of brambly fruit. Classically structured, the palate is savoury
with graphite textured tannins and a succulent, round finish.


Grape
Cabernet Franc 100%

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