Grape(s): Chenin Blanc
Localization: South Africa
Tasting Notes: The wine is bright in appearance, with a nose of fresh pears, ripe apricots and subtle oak spice from maturation of just over 40% of the blend in large, neutral oak barrels and Foudres. The firmly textured wine displays a fine crisp neutral acidity penetrating the length of the palate, supporting flavours of ripe Granny Smith apples and cinnamon spice. As with all wines of pedigree, the length of the finish is a mark of the wonderful concentration of fruit flavour and balance often achieved through the use of mature vineyards, as is the case here.
The Domain: Widely recognized as one of South Africa's most iconic producers, Mulderbosch is well-known for its Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Rose and its Bordeaux blend - The Faithful Hound - and is located east of Cape Town in the Stellenbosch Hills. Stellenboxch has a Mediterranean climate that is largely impacted by the confluence of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, with long, warm summers and cool windy afternoons. Recently acquired by Charles Banks, an American, Mulderbosch has entered an exciting new era of quality. A newly-assembled team promises to re-introduce wine lovers to the many charms of this approachable, easy-drinking, collection of affordable, fun wines. South Africa provokes an unbelieveable platform for making some of the best white wine values in the world.