Mulderbosch releases sensational Single Vineyard Chenin Blancs, Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé and Chardonnay

One of the trio of Chenin Blancs.

The Mulderbosch wine estate outside Stellenbosch has launched its Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc trio from the 2016 vintage, the Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2017 and the Chardonnay 2017.

The Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2016 trio recently scored a scorching 96 (Block A), 95 (Block W) and 93 points (Block S2) in the Tim Atkin MW - South African 2017 Special Report.

In the estate’s search for distinctive, exceptional vineyards in order to create Mulderbosch Chenin Blancs, it has developed relationships with several vineyards possessing unique qualities worthy of capturing as singular expressions of their sites. The Mulderbosch Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc is the result of this joyous celebration of these unique vineyards and the people responsible for their cultivation.

All blocks were similarly harvested and processed, namely whole bunch pressed, settled overnight and racked to 225 liter used French oak barrels for fermentation and maturation. Once fermentation was complete, the wines were sulphured and remained on the lees for the duration of their 10 month sojourn in barrels. Under the proper storage conditions, these wines can mature for up to 10 years from vintage date.

With regard to the Rosé, Mulderbosch recommends that people “you look out at the world through rose tinted glasses, enjoy something gastronomical while sipping on a glass (or two) of our chilled, sumptuously delicious Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2017”.

The Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2017 marks the 18th release of this remarkable rosé, and like most eighteen-year-olds, it is full of youthful freshness and exuberance. With the 2017 vintage, Mulderbosch has now completed the transition from the old to the new packaging.

The colour of the Rosé is lighter and brighter than previous vintages. An attractive confected cherry note greets the nose, followed by subtle rose petal aromatics and a crisp mineral note that holds it all together nicely. Due to careful selection of vineyard sites and gentle fruit handling in the cellar, the palate has an effortless poise about it. Sweet-fruited cabernet flavours and early-picked natural acidity make for an intense palate that refreshes with each sip.

And finally, many consider the 2017 vintage of Mulderbosch’s Chardonnay a close contender for the title of “vintage of the decade” pitted against the stellar 2015 vintage. This is on the back of the 2015 scoring an honourable 90 points in the Tim Atkin MW - South African 2017 Special Report.

The 2017 Mulderbosch Chardonnay was produced from vineyards in Stellenbosch ranging in location from False Bay through to the Polkadraai and Bottelary Hills on a mixture of soil types derived from decomposed Table Mountain granite and Malmesbury shales. Roughly 20% of the wine was fermented in 300? French Oak barrels while the remainder was fermented in stainless steel tanks. After racking off the fermentation lee,s the wines matured for 6 months before being assembled for bottling.

Typical chardonnay aromas of ripe peach and subtle, yet spicy oak notes are offset by fine mineral notes which provide the nose lift and freshness. The palate has vibrant energy and is filled with delicious stone fruit flavours and creamy texture due to maturation on lees. Concentrated and intense, the wine is nonetheless fresh and inviting with a long and flavoursome finish.

For more information, contact the estate on 021 881 8140 or visit