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Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc

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Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2019The Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc is unmistakably Sauvignon in character, with striking gooseberry and citrus aromas and a hint of herbal lemon-grass through to a lifted palate and a...

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Vendor: Mulderbosch WinesSKU: 55831N/A

Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc is unmistakably Sauvignon in character, with striking gooseberry and citrus aromas and a hint of herbal lemon-grass through to a lifted palate and a delicious, mouthwatering 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.

Vineyard - The grapes come from Mulderbosh's estate vineyard and from the slopes of Simonsberg, the Polkadraai ward and vineyards close to False Bay on the lower slopes of the Helderberg. Some of the vineyards are within four kilometres of False Bay, where the strong influence of the Atlantic Ocean has a cooling effect during the warmest months of the year, encouraging balancing acidity to the concentrated fruit produced in this warm region. There is a strong geological consistency of decomposed granite to all the vineyards; while the soils consist of varying compositions of gravelly clay. The vineyards are trellised and trained to Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP), with moveable foliage wires. Mulderbosch cultivates without herbicides; and desuckering and leaf thinning is practiced where required in order to ensure optimum light penetration into the canopy to ensure even fruit ripening.

Winemaking - Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc was one of the vanguards of the South African industry in the early 1990's; it was memorably described by Jancis Robinson as 'the Cloudy Bay of South Africa'. The playing field has evolved significantly since then, and in order to remain distinctive, Mulderbosch began ageing their Sauvignon Blanc in neutral 500 litre barrels from the 2016 vintage. 24% of the blend was matured in neutral 500 litre French oak barrels for six months, while the remainder was matured in stainless steel tanks on the fine lees.

Tasting Note - Unmistakably Sauvignon in character, with striking citrus aromas and a hint of herbal lemon-grass on the nose. The Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc has green fig flavours on the palate which are lifted by natural acidity and balanced by a firm, chalky texture.

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Winemaker: Adam Mason

Region: Western Cape

Sub region: Stellenbosch

Country: South Africa

Alcohol: 14%

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

Residual Sugar: 2

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. 

 

What about a discount?

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 Sauvignon Blanc

£14.50 £13.85