Mulderbosch Steen Op Hout Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2018

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Mulderbosch Steen Op Hout Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2018

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Chenin Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Mulderbosch

Tasting notes - A vibrant and fresh expression of Chenin Blanc. Aromas of fresh pear, ripe apricot and subtle oak spice lead to a firm texture with a beautiful fine crisp line penetrating the length of the palate supporting flavours of ripe Granny Smith apples and cinnamon spice. A great match with Asian style lightly spiced prawns and sesame toast.

Mulderbosch Steen Op Hout Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2018

Aromas of fresh pear, ripe apricot and subtle oak spice
lead to a fine, crisp palate with vibrant flavours of ripe
Granny Smith apples and cinnamon spice.


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
Given the dry conditions that prevailed in the three harvests preceding 2018, the
vines were under considerable stress during the 2018 vintage. The decision was
made to harvest as early as possible in order to harness the natural acidity that is so
central to the character and freshness of Chenin Blanc.


Vineyard
There are two Chenin Blanc vineyards at Mulderbosch: one a trellised vineyard with
some modifications to the top fruiting wires which expose the canopy to sunlight,
and the other a dryland farmed bush vine block. The balance of our fruit for the
‘Steen op Hout’ blend is sourced from vineyards in Stellenbosch, mostly on soils
derived from decomposed granite, and with high gravelly clay content. The
vineyards vary in age from five years old to 35 years old. Significantly, they are all
within a range two to eight miles from the Atlantic Ocean at False Bay, and as such
are strongly influenced by a maritime climate, which plays a crucial role in the
ultimate wine's freshness and poise.


Winemaking
Vinification was kept simple, a proportion was barrel fermented in 1,500 litre French
oak foudres and a selection of neutral 500 litre oak with natural yeasts, followed by
malolactic fermentation. The remaining proportion of fruit was fermented with a
selected neutral yeast in stainless steel, this portion did not undergo malolactic
fermentation to retain the crisp natural acidity. 40% of the blend was matured in
large, neutral oak barrels and foudres for six months.


Tasting Note
A vibrant and fresh expression of Chenin Blanc. Aromas of fresh pear, ripe apricot
and subtle oak spice lead to a firm texture with a beautiful fine crisp line penetrating
the length of the palate supporting flavours of ripe Granny Smith apples and
cinnamon spice. A great match with Asian style lightly spiced prawns and sesame
toast.


Grape
Chenin Blanc 100%

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