Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc Noble Late Harvest 2011

Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc Noble Late Harvest 2011

Visually appealing, alive with hues of shimmering burnished copper. Powerfully aromatic, displaying cinnamon, stewed apples and wafts of oven-crisp pie crust. The palate is wonderfully intense with toffee apple fl avours, quince paste and botrytis spice all accentuated by a lifted, pithy citrus aromatic which leads onto the bright and persistent finish.

Foie gras. Crêpes suzette, crème brûlée, fruit baseddesserts like fruit tarts and fl ans, especially whenthey contain apple. A range of cheeses, particularly Roquefort.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Adam Mason
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 11.35 % vol  rs : 174 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 8.54 g/l  so2 : 178 mg/l  fso2 : 26 mg/l  
type : Dessert  style : Sticky  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2011 Vintage **** Platter’s SA Wines
2009 Vintage **** Platter’s SA Wines
2009 Vintage 90/100 Tim Atkin Report 2013 (UK)
2007 Vintage **** Platter’s SA Wines
2007 Vintage 92/100 Wine Spectator (USA)
2006 (maiden) Vintage **** Platter’s SA Wines

ageing : With correct cellaring will improve up to 15 years from date of vintage.

about the harvest: Perfectly botrytised Sauvignon Blanc berries were handpicked.

in the cellar : Skin contact overnight before being slowly pressed. The luscious juice was allowed to settle for two days before being racked to French oak barrels. After a lengthy fermentation the wine was left to mature on gross lees for six months. A light fi ning and fi ltration preceded bottling. Wood ageing: 100% new French oak barrels (225L) for six months