With its deep golden colour and rich, earthy flavour profile, this is a serious Chenin Blanc. On the nose there are decadent aromas of burnt caramel and pie-crust which amplify the wine’s rich character. The palate, whilst dry and savoury, has bright, piercing acidity which counterbalances subtle saline notes and provides the wine with a lengthy, penetrating finish.
Producer Information: Mulderbosch
Established in the year 1989, the South African wine brand of Mulderbosch was founded by Larry Jacobs. Mulderbosch wines are produced by the group’s own vineyards here and in the nearby coastal regions. Jacobs identified the potential of this place, even when the farm was in its underdeveloped stage.
When he joined hands with Mike Dobrovic, his wine label was set to become one of the most loved wines in the country. This is because Dobrovic, by then, was known as Mr. Sauvignon Blanc of South Africa, thanks to this phenomenal knowledge about this varietal and the viticultural and winemaking practices related to that.
Apart from following traditional winemaking methods to bring out the exclusive terroir of Stellenbosch in his wines, Jacobs also ensured that he thought out of the box to make his wines stand out from the rest of the South African brands. The Chenin Blanc wines, which were fermented in barrels, were first produced at the Mulderbosch winery in South Africa.
The group’s own vineyards extend over 45 hectares, out of which close to 21 hectares are under vine. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are the most commonly grown varietals in the vineyards. In 2019, the group started sourcing grapes from 17 more blocks, maintained by local vine growers in Stellenbosch & two coastal areas namely Darling & Philadelphia.