Mulderbosch Single Vineyard Block W Stellenbosch Chenin Block 2019

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Mulderbosch Single Vineyard Block W Stellenbosch Chenin Block 2019

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Chenin Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Mulderbosch

Tasting notes - Mineral in profile, this wine is tightly wound in its youth, slowly maturing over time to release delicate floral nuances, trimmed with a finely poised line of acidity. Textured with delicate spice from subtle oak ageing, this is a superlative example of Chenin Blanc with a saline finish. 

Mulderbosch Single Vineyard Block W Stellenbosch Chenin Block 2019

Mineral in profile, this richly textured wine displays apple,
spice and honied ginger flavours, saline and sustained 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
2019 was a challenging vintage: after three years of drought, the vines were starting to
feel the strain and ultimately crops were lighter with smaller bunches. A lack of cold
spells during winter resulted in insufficient dormancy and uneven budburst. Winds in
October and humid weather contributed to poor berry set and pressure of downy
mildew. However, meticulous work in the vineyards and cool, breezy conditions at
harvest resulted in excellent fruit with good levels of natural acidity, ripe flavours at lower
alcohol levels and wonderful flavour concentration.
Vineyard
The grapes come from the Single Vineyard Block W, which is located in the Rustenhof
area of Stellenbosch. The soil is Cambrian Cape granite, a duplex soil with a marked
textural contrast between the coarse sandy topsoil and the clay enriched subsoil. The
clay subsoil, offers good water retention properties, which help to nourish the vines
during the hot summers. The vineyard is situated just over 2.5 miles from the sea and
vines are grown at an elevation of 65 to 70 metres. The sea breezes have a cooling
influence on the vines, imbuing the grapes with a natural acidity that beautifully
balances the ripe, concentrated flavours the grapes reach in this warm, sunny climate.
Winemaking
The grapes were whole bunch pressed, settled overnight and racked to 1,500 litre
foudres for fermentation and maturation. Once fermentation was complete, the wines
remained on lees for the duration of their 10 month maturation in barrel, which
imparted texture and complexity. The wines were racked and prepared for bottling in
January of the following year.
Tasting Note
Mineral in profile, this wine is tightly wound in its youth, slowly maturing over time to
release delicate floral nuances, trimmed with a finely poised line of acidity. Textured
with delicate spice from subtle oak ageing, this is a superlative example of Chenin
Blanc with a saline finish.
Grape
Chenin Blanc 100%
Winemaker: Adam Mason
Region: Western Cape
Subregion: Stellenbosch
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12%

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