Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2019

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Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2019

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Mulderbosch

Tasting notes - Unmistakably Sauvignon in character, with striking citrus aromas and a hint of herbal lemon-grass on the nose. Green fig flavours on the palate are lifted by natural acidity and balanced by a firm, chalky texture. Delicious with freshly shucked oysters; sardines or mackerel grilled on open coals. 

Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2019

Unmistakably Sauvignon in character, with striking
gooseberry and citrus aromas and a hint of herbal
lemon-grass through to a lifted palate and a delicious, mouthwatering 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
2019 saw warm and dry conditions throughout the growing season. Therefore every
effort was made to ensure the grapes for the Sauvignon Blanc were harvested early
in order to preserve the natural acidity, which resulted in balanced wines.


Vineyard
The grapes come from Mulderbosh’s estate vineyard and from the slopes of
Simonsberg, the Polkadraai ward and vineyards close to False Bay on the lower
slopes of the Helderberg. Some of the vineyards are within four kilometres of False
Bay, where the strong influence of the Atlantic Ocean has a cooling effect during the
warmest months of the year, encouraging balancing acidity to the concentrated
fruit produced in this warm region. There is a strong geological consistency of
decomposed granite to all the vineyards; while the soils consist of varying
compositions of gravelly clay. The vineyards are trellised and trained to Vertical Shoot
Positioning (VSP), with moveable foliage wires. Mulderbosch cultivates without
herbicides; and desuckering and leaf thinning is practiced where required in order
to ensure optimum light penetration into the canopy to ensure even fruit ripening.


Winemaking
Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc was one of the vanguards of the South African
industry in the early 1990’s; it was memorably described by Jancis Robinson as 'the
Cloudy Bay of South Africa'. The playing field has evolved significantly since then,
and in order to remain distinctive Mulderbosch began ageing their Sauvignon Blanc
in neutral 500 litre barrels from the 2016 vintage. 24% of the blend was matured in
neutral 500 litre French oak barrels for six months, while the remainder was matured
in stainless steel tanks on the fine lees.


Tasting Note
Unmistakably Sauvignon in character, with striking citrus aromas and a hint of herbal
lemon-grass on the nose. Green fig flavours on the palate are lifted by natural acidity
and balanced by a firm, chalky texture. Delicious with freshly shucked oysters;
sardines or mackerel grilled on open coals.


Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%

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