Mulderbosch Faithful Hound Stellenbosch 2019

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Mulderbosch Faithful Hound Stellenbosch 2019

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 33%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Merlot 19%, Malbec 17%, Petit Verdot 11%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Mulderbosch

Tasting notes - Classically styled, pronounced cassis is followed by dried figs, dates, hints of clove and notes of forest floor on this complex bouquet. Underpinned by serious structure, the fleshy ripe fruit finds balance with an earthy, savoury character. A poised and elegant wine. Perfect with grilled steak and charred tomato salsa. 

Mulderbosch Faithful Hound Stellenbosch 2019

Beautifully textured, the ripe fruit is balanced by a smoky,
savoury character showing pronounced cassis, dried figs,
dates together with hints of clove and chocolate.
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.

The Faithful Hound is a blend of five varieties; all are estate grown grapes except the
Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon which come from neighbouring vineyards carefully
chosen for their consistency and quality. All vines are trellised, using Vertical Shoot
Positioning and moveable foliage wires. The basic geological structure is decomposed
granite, with soils comprising varying levels of gravelly clay. Leaf removal at an early
stage of the grape's life generally ensure the pyrazine or ‘green’ flavours often
encountered in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are avoided.
Moderate cropping levels of between eight to 12 tonnes provide the vines with a
natural load that encourages slower accumulation of grape sugars and thus allows for
riper flavours at lower Brix levels. Mechanical under vine weeding takes place as
herbicides are no longer used at Mulderbosch.
The grapes were meticulously sorted prior to being destemmed. The fermentation
process was initiated by naturally occurring yeast, and finished by a selected strain,
added during the course of fermentation. Gentle extraction and long maceration time
are the hallmarks of the winemaking style, followed by barrel maturation. The wine
spent 16 months in French oak barriques, of which 30% were new and the remainder in
second and third fill.
Tasting Note
A classically styled, poised and elegant wine, with brooding earthy aromas, brambly
fruit and hints of cocoa with notes of forest floor. Underpinned by serious structure, the
palate unfolds with fleshy ripe fruit, savoury notes, textured tannins and a beautifully
nuanced finish.
Merlot 28%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Cabernet Franc 24%, Malbec 17%, Petit Verdot

Silver, DWWA, 2021

Winemaker: Adam Mason
Region: Western Cape
Subregion: Stellenbosch
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 14.5%

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