Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2005

The prominent aromas and flavours on the nose and palate are pear, citrus, almonds, green apple, litchi and melon. A crisp, fresh wine, yet balanced with primary Chardonnay fruit flavours and integrated oak vanillin.

Fresh tuna carpaccio; duck roasted with a ginger-citrus sauce; snails; roast lamb with rosemary; seafood pasta and smoked fish springrolls.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Mike Dobrovic
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.40 % vol  rs : 5.7 g/l  pH : 3.29  ta : 6.9 g/l  so2 : 127 mg/l  fso2 : 24 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
92 Vintage: **** John Platter; Gold at the London Wine Challenge;
93 Vintage: **** in Wine Magazine; **** John Platter
94 Vintage: Listed with SAA; **** in Wine Magazine
95 Vintage: **** John Platter
96 Vintage: John Platter’s “Pick of the Bunch”; 90/100 points in the Wine Spectator – 15 May 1999.
98 Vintage: **** John Platter
2002 Vintage: Chardonnay-du-Monde International 2003, France - Silver
2002 Vintage: USA Wine Spectator - 92/100
2002 Vintage: Swiss Airlines International Wine Awards 2004 - Bronze
Won a silver medal at the Chardonnay-du-Monde International Competition in France
**** in John Platter, 92/100 in USA Wine Spectator
2003 Vintage: **** in John Platter
2004 Vintage: **** in John Platter

ageing : This wine is drinking beautifully now, but has the ability to mature for another 4 to 7 years.

in the vineyard : Soil Type: Tukulu, Glenrosa, Hutton, Decomposed Malmesbury Shale
Age of vines: 16 - 17 years
Trellising: Vertical trellis / 3 cordon
Vine Density: ± 3 300 vines / ha
Yield: 6 tonnes per hectare
Irrigation: Yes, drip irrigation

about the harvest: Picking date: 16 - 26 February 2005
Grape Sugar: 24°B at harvest
Acidity: 7.5 g/l at harvest
pH at harvest: 3.38

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