Mulderbosch Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2009

A triad of tangerine, oatmeal and jasmine on the nose. Elements of ripe, fragrant peach follow through on to the palate layered with orange blossom and a delicate contrast of savoury seashell-minerality. A prominent acidity ensures a vibrancy and freshness which is perfectly balanced by a mouth-filling texture.

Perfect with thai food; grilled crayfish with lemon and garlic butter; or duck liver pate; veal or pork fillet in a creamy sauce; fresh grilled tuna; Karoo lamb; prosciutto ham or as a meal on its own!

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : Mike Dobrovic
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.63 % vol  rs : 6.20 g/l  pH : 3.9  ta : 7.30 g/l  so2 : 105 mg/l  fso2 : 22 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Commended Medal
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 - Bronze Medal

ageing : 6 to 9 years after harvest.

about the harvest: The grapes were handpicked from vineyards on Mulderbosch.

in the cellar : After 3 hours skin contact they were pressed. The juice was settled overnight and then racked to French oak barriques with 3% of the lees. After 4 days the wine started spontaneous fermentation at 16? – 25? C. The wine underwent no malolactic fermentation and was left on the gross lees for six months, during which the barrels were rolled once a month. After barrel maturation the wine was lightly fined, filtered and then bottled..

Wood ageing
100% new French oak barrels (225L) for 6 months..

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