Mulderbosch Chardonnay

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Mulderbosch Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2019The Mulderbosch Chardonnay has aromas of vanilla pod and caramel which are lifted by ripe notes of stone fruits balanced by a refreshing, zesty finish.Producer Note - Founded...

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Mulderbosch Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2019

The Mulderbosch Chardonnay has aromas of vanilla pod and caramel which are lifted by ripe notes of stone fruits balanced by a refreshing, zesty finish.

Producer Note - Founded in 1989, multi-award winning Mulderbosch Vineyards is one of South Africa's foremost wine producers. As advocates to the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) code, they manage their vineyards limiting the use of herbicides, fungicides and pesticides. They use a restrained approach in the cellar to produce distinctive and characterful wines that represent the Stellenbosch terroir. Chenin Blanc is the Cape's signature variety and they have the largest planting of this variety in the world. In 1996, Mulderbosch was one of the very first producers in the Cape to ferment Chenin Blanc in barriques. The resultant wine garnered an avid following and Mulderbosch has since become synonymous with the variety.

Vintage - 2019 was a challenging vintage: after three years of drought, the vines were starting to feel the strain and ultimately crops were lighter with smaller bunches. A lack of cold spells during winter resulted in insufficient dormancy and uneven budburst. Winds in October and humid weather contributed to poor berry set and pressure of downy mildew. However, meticulous work in the vineyards and cool, breezy conditions at harvest resulted in excellent fruit with good levels of natural acidity, ripe flavours at lower alcohol levels and wonderful flavour concentration.

Vineyard - The Chardonnay grapes come from the estate vineyard in Stellenbosch. The vineyards benefit from being 14 kilometres from False Bay, where the strong maritime influence cools the vineyards in the hot, summer months, ensuring good levels of natural grape acidity in the final wine, central to the Mulderbosch style of fresh, balanced wines. The soil is made up of decomposed sandstone with some granitic conglomerate stones, known as 'Koffieklip'. This iron-ferrite rich soil produces wines with more minerality and intensity. The hand-harvested Chardonnay vines are trellised using a five wire cordon system. At Mulderbosch herbicides are no longer used; instead they use a mechanical under vine weeder to encourage microbial diversity in the rhizosphere (rootzone).

Winemaking - The grapes were whole bunch pressed to tank and left to settle overnight. Fermentation took place with natural yeasts; half the juice was fermented in oak of which 50% was new and 50% was neutral, the remaining half was fermented in stainless steel to retain the purity of fruit. The wine spent six months maturing on the fine lees in their respective fermentation vessels, before being deftly blended and placed in larger format oak foudres of 1,500 litres, where the blend spent a further six months. The wine was lightly filtered prior to bottling.

Tasting Note - The Mulderbosch Chardonnay is vivaciously zesty with tense minerality, this focussed Chardonnay delivers Granny Smith apple and a lemony zing. Enveloped in a touch of caramel through to a core of ripe stone fruit, the rich, creamy palate is beautifully balanced and long.

Grape: Chardonnay 100%

Winemaker: Henry Kotzé

Region: Western Cape

Sub region: Stellenbosch

Country: South Africa

Alcohol: 12%

Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)

Residual Sugar: 1.4

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes

Milk/Eggs: No/No

Organic: No

Biodynamic: No

The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.


What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!


What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 


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I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Mulderbosch Chardonnay

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