The farm land that housed Mulderbosch was bought in 1989, cleaned-up and was planted by legendary winemaker Mike Dobrovic.
After a few vintages, local wine guru John Platter proclaimed his belief in Mulderbosch wines, especially the Sauvignon Blanc, thus putting Mulderbosch and their wines on to the world stage.
The wines have been imported into the United States for the past twenty plus years by well-respected South African importers, Cape Classics.
As a wine retailer, repeat business is the name of the game.
Customers rarely remember the label of a bottle of wine they purchase.
In the case of Mulderbosch, the label is what they remember, along with the high quality of the wines (all under $20).
The new owners recently held a tasting of their wines. It was time for me to reacquaint myself with Mulderbosch wines.
The wines from Mulderbosch that we sampled were:
“Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Steen Op Houtt: Mulderbosch has the largest plantings of Chenin Blanc in the world. This wine is a ‘classic’, known for its natural acidity. Twenty per cent of the wine is aged in oak barrels for five months. Peach, melon, green apple and ripe melon explode on your palate. Add a touch of oak and you have a rich, flavorful, complex wine. ($15.99)
Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc: Known for its cut grass and gooseberry profile, this Sauvignon Blanc deserves the numerous 90 point ratings it receives. Tropical fruit aromas such as guava, lime and lychee are balanced with the exceptional acidity that follows. ($17.99)
Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rose: This is my favorite Mulderbosch wine. Its high acidity combined with fruit aromas makes this rose special. The grapes are grown specifically for this rose, thus creating notes of rose pedal, red berries and pomegranate. Add barrel aging and a touch of cassis, watermelon and blackcurrant take over. ($12.99)
Isn't it time to try MULDERBOSCH?