The Sauvignon Blanc Errigal Raised by Wolves is from an 0.8Ha Sauvignon Blanc vineyard in Elgin that has been transformed in recent years. The weathered shale clay soils are deep and cool, providing a slow and even ripening curve in this distinctively cool climate ward. The vines are low vigour meaning that they bear little fruit but what they do produce is of exceptional quality. Adam got his hands on this through friends and the rest is history. The Sauvignon Blanc Errigal Raised by Wolves juice had minimal intervention throughout fermentation with little sulphur used, indigenous yeasts only and malolactic fermentation in old oak.
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.