The Chardonnay 777 Raised by Wolves is from Tierhoek in the high altitude Piekenierskloof 777 metres above sea level on the Sandveld plateau. After whole bunch pressing it ferments in 228L Burgundian pieces where it ages for 9 months.
With a lengthy, successful stint at Klein Constantia under his belt (amongst other things), Adam Mason is currently Mulderbosch’s head winemaker, one of South Africa’s established vinous stars. His wines are made from a selection of unique vineyards from his travels around the Cape and are produced in limited quantities, making them rare examples of the Cape’s most interesting vineyards. Small batch, experimental wines like these are at the forefront of what has transformed the Cape into one of the most dynamic regions in the world, the name parodying the constant one-upmanship of winemakers. The Joubert Chenin is from a Stellenbosch planting of the historic, rare and small-berried Montpellier clone.