Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Steen op Hout 2018

Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Steen op Hout 2018

The wine is bright in appearance, with a nose of fresh
pears, ripe apricots and subtle oak spice from
maturation of just over 40% of the blend in large,
neutral oak barrels and Foudres.
The firmly textured wine displays a fine crisp neutral
acidity penetrating the length of the palate, supporting
flavours of ripe Granny Smith apples and cinnamon
spice. As with all wines of pedigree, the length of the
finish is a mark of the wonderful concentration of fruit
flavour and balance often achieved through the use of
mature vineyards, as is the case here.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Adam Mason
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 5.8 g/l  so2 : 106 mg/l  fso2 : 28 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Mineral   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  


2017 Vintage Top 10 - Standard Bank Chenin Blanc
Challenge 2018
2017 Vintage «««« Platter’s SA Wines
2015 Vintage 90/100 James Suckling Report 2017
2014 Vintage «««« Platter’s SA Wines

in the vineyard : In retrospect this was the correct decision, as from
early February onwards there was a rapid drop in
acidity, and correspondingly early flavour ripeness due
to the lower than usual yields per vine.

about the harvest: Given the dry conditions that prevailed in the three
harvests preceding 2018, the vines were under
considerable stress this vintage. We made the decision 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.

in the cellar : Just over 40% of the blend was matured in large
neutral French oak barrels and Foudres for 6 months

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