Mulderbosch Steen Op Hout Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2021

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Mulderbosch Steen Op Hout Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2021

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 2021

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.
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 conversion. The remaining proportion of fruit was fermented with a selected
neutral yeast in stainless steel, this portion did not undergo malolactic conversion 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, apricot and
subtle oak spice lead to a firm texture with a beautiful crisp line penetrating the length
of the palate supporting flavours of ripe Granny Smith apples and cinnamon spice.
Grape
Chenin Blanc 100%
Winemaker: Adam Mason
Region: Western Cape
Subregion: Stellenbosch
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13.5%

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