Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2008

Lime zest, mineral salts, ripe cut pear and flint notes dance a merry jig on the nose whilst an array of white nectarine, oatmeal and even a hint of walnut tempt the palate. A rich textured mid palate and complex spicy oak nuances are supported with an invigorating/fresh acidity that yields to a persistent finish and farewell notes of pecan pie and squashed grapefruit that linger on and indulge your senses.

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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 : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.26 % vol  rs : 7.97 g/l  pH : 3.43  ta : 6.55 g/l  so2 : 116 mg/l  fso2 : 27 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
  • 2011 Chardonnay-du-Monde: Silver
  • 09 Vintage: 5 stars in John Platter
  • 07 Vintage: 90/100 by Wine Enthusiast
  • 06 Vintage: 4 stars in John Platter
  • 05 Vintage: 4 stars in John Platter
  • 04 Vintage: 4 stars in John Platter; 89/100 in USA Wine Spectator (October 2007 issue)
  • 03 Vintage: 4 stars in John Platter
  • 02 Vintage: Won a silver medal at the Chardonnay-du-Monde International Competition in France; 4 stars in John Platter; 92/100 in USA Wine Spectator
  • 98 Vintage: 4 stars in John Platter; 96 Vintage: John Platter's 'Pick of the Bunch'; 90/100 points in the Wine Spectator - 15 May 1999
  • 95 Vintage: 4 stars in John Platter
  • 94 Vintage: Listed with SAA, 4 stars in Wine Magazine
  • 93 Vintage: 4 stars in Wine Magazine; 4 stars John Platter
  • 92 Vintage: 4 stars John Platter; Gold at the London Wine Challenge

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: 19 to 20 years
Trellising: Vertical trellis / 3 cordon wire
Vine Density: ± 3 300 vines / ha
Irrigation: Yes, drip irrigation

about the harvest: The grapes were hand picked from the Koelenhof area.

Picking date
: 8 - 16 February 2008
Grape Sugar: 23.1 ° Balling at harvest
Acidity: 7.0 at harvest
pH at harvest: 3.49 at harvest
Yield: 7.5 tons

in the cellar :  Fermentation temperature: 13° - 25° C

After harvesting, the grapes spent two hours on the skins, after which it was pressed to tank and cold settled overnight. 35% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks. The remainder of the wine was fermented with its own indigenous yeast in French oak barrels, 76% in new barrels and 24% in second fill barrels. The wine underwent no malolactic fermentation and was left on the gross lees for eight months.It was then lightly fined and filtered before being bottled.

Wood ageing: 65% in French Oak (225L) barrels for 8 months blended with 35% tank fermented.

Total production: 4771 x 12

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