Mulderbosch Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 1998

Sun-reflected yellow in colour. Classic Chardonnay fruit with deep rich, charcoal, oaky vanillas on the nose. Velvet, buttery, luxurious mouthfeel. The palate smoothed to a voluptuous finish from the extended lees contact. A meal in itself! Serve with proscuitto ham, duck liver pâté, Karoo lamb, honey-glazed roast pork, fresh char-grilled tuna, grilled crayfish with lemon garlic butter, smoked aubergine salad.

variety : Chardonnay [ Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Mike Dobrovic
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

1997 Wine Magazine - March, 1999 ****½ - ‘A masterpiece. World class’.
1998 Wine Magazine - October 1999 ****
Trophy winner out of 200 wines entered in the Air France/Preteux Bourgeois ‘Classic Wine Trophy 1999’ (white wine category).
in the cellar : 100% Chardonnay from vineyards selected for natural high acidity. Barrel fermented in 100% new French barriques, with 50% undergoing natural fermentation. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was left on lees for ten months. The barrels were rolled twice a month. Mike calls this wine his ‘007 wine’ because the barrels are ‘rolled not stirred’.

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