Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented 2000

Pale straw in colour, it has delicious wood vanillins, with fig and asparagus Sauvignon undertones on the nose that follow through on the palate – combining to create a mouthwatering experience. Serve at 12-15ºC. Partner with pea and ham soup; curried butternut soup; grilled crayfish; smoked oysters; seared fresh tuna; lemon and garlic roast chicken; glazed ham; and beef carpaccio.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Mike Dobrovic
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 6.6 g/l  va : 0.50 g/l  so2 : 121 mg/l  fso2 : 41 mg/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

91 John Platters ***(*) & SA Wine Show double gold winner
92 John Platters ****
93 John Platters ****
94 John Platters **** & SAA
95 John Platters ***(*) & **** in Wine Magaizine November ‘95 edition, SAA
97 John Platters *** and *** in Wine Magazine Aug ‘98 edition (98) non-vintage John Platter’s ***
99 John Platter’s *** and *** in Wine Magazine Sept ‘00 edition

ageing : Rest this wine down gently in a cool, dark cellar for another three to seven years to enjoy a truly voluptuous wine.

in the vineyard : This wine comprises one hundred percent Sauvignon Blanc fruit from bush vines in the prime Koelenhof area of Stellenbosch.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested in the early morning to ensure coolness, then crushed and lightly pressed.

in the cellar : The must was cold settled for two days before being inoculated with a selected yeast culture. Forty percent of the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and the remaining sixty percent was barrel fermented; half in new wood and half in second fill - a combination of French and American oak. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was further matured on the lees for seven months before being blended, lightly filtrated, and bottled.

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