Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc 2007

Chenin Blanc from South Africa

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Item No. 93518
  • WS89
  • WE89
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 92% Chenin Blanc, 8% Sauvignon Blanc

Pale yellow in color with a hint of green. On the nose, tinned pineapples, guavas, litchi, lemon and lime aromas are abundant. A clean, lively wine with nuances of nutmeg and cloves. Well-balanced and elegant, but with weight and a powerful follow-through on the palate. Stylistically off-dry and lightly oaked - this is an excellent food wine.

Arresting as a chilled apéritif, but can also partner with shellfish, grilled tuna, lemon and herb roast chicken, vegetable stews, bobotie: South African/Malay dish of baked savory mince served with saffron rice, and lightly spiced dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"Vibrant, playful and full of personality, this Chenin from quality producer Mulderbosch is still serious. An earthy, spicy nose flecked with citrus leads into complex but clean flavors of pear and lemon with a minerally finish. Balanced and friendly, and affordable to boot."
89 Points

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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
I am no wine expert, but I know what I like. I prefer dry whites, but I hate any bitterness. This wine is delightful! Excellent with light summer dishes of all kinds.
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Rating:
(9/17/2010)
Expected more, but at least somewhat quaffable. Their SB of the same vintage was TERRIBLE, so at this wasn't.
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Learn About Mulderbosch Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc (SHEN-uhn Blahnk) Model of Versatility The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the Loire Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres, Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the...

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