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Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2017

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Adam Mason
Main Variety
Chardonnay
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
13.01 %vol
pH
3.61
RS
1.3 g/l
TA
5.2 g/l
FSO2
39 mg/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Body
Full
Taste
Fragrant

Accolades

2015 Vintage 90/100 Tim Atkin Report 2017
2015 Vintage 4 starsPlatter’s SA Wines
2014 Vintage 4 stars Platter’s SA Wines
2013 Old Mutual - Best White Wine Trophy, Best
Chardonnay Trophy & International Judges Trophy
2013 Vintage Gold at Six Nations 2014
2013 Vintage 4 stars Platter’s SA Wines

Tasting Notes

Typical Chardonnay aromas of ripe peach and subtle, yet spicy oak notes are offset by fine mineral notes which provide the nose lift and freshness. The palate has vibrant energy and is filled with delicious stone fruit flavours and creamy texture due to maturation on lees. Concentrated and intense, the wine is nonetheless fresh and inviting with a long and flavoursome finish.

Ageing Potential

5 - 7 years from the date of vintage.

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions

Pairs well with grilled pork, chicken or prawns. Try also with spicy foods like jalapeno poppers!

In The Vineyard

The 2017 vintage was remarkable thanks to the joint affect of dry weather conditions and persistent wind throughout the growing season. The wind factor served to both decrease average temperatures and lower night time temperatures which resulted in very well balanced acidity in the grapes at harvest. Judging by the intensity of flavour in the 2017 wines, it seems there was also a mild concentration effect as a result of the conditions mentioned above. The 2017 Mulderbosch Chardonnay was produced from vineyards in Stellenbosch ranging in location from False Bay through to the Polkadraai and Bottelary Hills on a mixture of soil types derived from decomposed Table Mountain granite and Malmesbury shales.

In The Cellar

Roughly 20% of the wine was fermented in 300L French Oak barrels whilst the remainder was fermented in stainless steel tanks. After racking off fermentation lees the wines matured for 6 months before being assembled for bottling.

Other Vintages

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