Mulderbosch: The vineyard and its wines
Posted on April 16 2018
By Tom Jenkins
Situated in Stellenbosch, South Africa, Mulderbosch Vineyards is widely recognised as one of the country's most iconic producers. The estate was originally a rundown fruit farm before being converted into vineyard in 1989 with around 25 hectares under vine. The region is characterised by a Mediterranean climate that is largely impacted by the confluence of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, resulting in long, warm summers and cool windy afternoons.
After receiving his winemaking degree from Stellenbosch University in 1997, Adam Mason spent the next six years working harvests in France, Spain and South Africa, acquiring the practical skills necessary to complete his formation as a winemaker. His tenure at Klein Constantia from 2003 to 2011 provided a valuable arena in which to explore one of the world’s great terroirs, “…a hugely grounding experience…” in his own words. Since joining Mulderbosch in 2012, he has found a new home full of challenges and opportunities, not least of which remains to pay tribute to the original ethos of this groundbreaking and distinctive wine company.
Mulderbosch produces a collection of approachable, easy drinking and affordable wines. The grapes they harvest are:
- Cabernet Sauvignon (28.15%)
- Sauvignon Blanc (27.08%)
- Bordeaux Blend Reds. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and malbec (20.9%)
- Chenin Blanc (14.65%)
- Chardonnay (5.03%)
- Sauvingon Blanc & Semillon (2.59%)
- Shiraz (1.6%)