2020 Mullineux 'Kloof Street' Old Vine Chenin Blanc, Swartland, South Africa
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ABOUT THIS WINE
Grapes for our 2020 Chenin Blanc come from three sustainably farmed vineyard parcels in different parts of the Swartland: One parcel of 38 year old Chenin planted in the stony Shale and Schist based soils of Kasteelberg, and two parcels of 40+ year-old dry land, bush vine Chenin grown in the decomposed Granite soils of the Paardeberg. Date(s)
Grapes were harvested between the 1st February and 11th February 2020. Yields: Between 3 to 6 tons/ha = 24 to 33 HL/ha. Winemaking: Grapes are chilled in our cold room then pressed whole-bunch and the juice is allowed to settle overnight. Minimal SO2 is added and, as with all our wines, no further additions are made. The juice is then racked to tank (85%) and older French oak barrels (15%) for fermentation. Fermentation is with indigenous yeasts and lasts up to 6 weeks. The barrels are racked and blended with the tank fermented portion and then bottled.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Mullineux was established in 2007, when Chris and Andrea Mullineux settled in the Swartland wine region, 60 kilometers north of Cape Town. Within a very short time period the winery established itself as one of South Africa’s most celebrated wine brands, both locally and on the international front. By 2020 the winery had received thirty 5-star ratings from Platter’s South African Wine Guide, as well as being awarded Platter’s Winery of the Year an unprecedented 4 times in 2014, 2016, 2019 and 2020.
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