Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented 1997

A beautiful, delicate nose with hints of smokiness and vanilla, ending with a touch of asparagus. Rich full-bodied Sauvignon. Wakes up after 12-18 months in the bottle. Serve with pea and ham soup, curried butternut soup, shellfish, smoked oysters, char-grilled tuna, lemon and garlic chicken, glazed ham, beef carpaccio.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Mike Dobrovic
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 7.6 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

1991 John Platter Wine Guide ***½
S.A. Wine Show double gold winner
1992 John Platter Wine Guide ****
1993 John Platter Wine Guide ****
1994 John Platter Wine Guide ****
1995 John Platter Wine Guide ****
WINE Magazine ****
1997 John Platter Wine Guide ***

ageing : The wine drinks best after three to seven years.

in the vineyard : 100% Sauvignon Blanc fruit with the majority sourced from bush vines.

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

in the cellar : The must was cold settled for two days before being inoculated with cultured yeast. 60 % of the wine was fermented in 1st and 2nd fill oak barriques. It was then blended and fined before bottling.

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