Mulderbosch Faithful Hound
Deep, dark color. Aromas of bold ripe blackberries, cinnamon spice and light touches of peppermint characterize the nose. Complex, subtle notes of berries, tobacco leaf, fresh herbs, woodsmoke and soil in a very harmonious package. Finishes savory and long, with suave tannins and lingering spice and tobacco leaf notes. Goes well with lamb, steaks or cream based pastas.
$35.00 / Bottle $420.00 / Case
Mulderbosch, situated in the Stellenbosch Hills area outside Stellenbosch, is widely accepted as being one of the best wine producers in the country. They are committed to conserving their unique natural heritage, landscape and natural biodiversity by implementing environmentally responsible management practices on the land and in the cellar.
Faithful Hound is made from a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Malbec. The grapes were handpicked and crushed into stainless steel fermenters where the must was cold soaked overnight and allowed to begin fermentation spontaneously. The mash was then inoculated with a variety of cultured yeasts. The wine fermented dry on the skins, was pressed and underwent malolactic fermentation in tank at 23 – 28°C before being blended and racked to barrel for maturation. A light fining and filtration was applied just before bottling. The wine was aged 18 months – 60% new and 40 % 2nd fill oak barrels.