2018 Mullineux 'Kloof Street' Rouge, Swartland, South Africa

The spicy perfumed nose has undertones of dark fruits. Each variety in the blend adds balance to the wine. Tinta Barocca brings tannin, Cinsault brings perfume, Carignan brings freshness, Grenache brings fruit character, and the Syrah ties it all together.



Grapes for our Kloof Street red come from eight sustainably farmed vineyard parcels in different parts of the Swartland, aged 12-40 years: Two parcels of Syrah and one parcel of Cinsault in the stony Shale and Schist based soils of Kasteelberg; and one parcel of dry land, bushvine Syrah, one Carignan, one Grenache and a single parcel of gnarly old dry farmed Tinta Barocca bush vine, all in the decomposed Granite of the Paardeberg, and one parcel of Mourvèdre grown on the rolling, iron-rich soils west of Malmesbury. Date(s) Harvested: Grapes were hand-harvested between the 2nd and 27th February.

Grapes are chilled in our cold room, where after they are destemmed to tank and around 25% whole bunches are added. Minimal SO2 is added and, as with all our wines, no other additions are made. The must is initially pigeaged once a day. After about 4 days, fermentation begins with indigenous yeasts, and the wine is pigeaged once or twice a day. Temperatures are not allowed to exceed 28°C. Total maceration is between 4 to 6 weeks. The wine is then drained and pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation. The different parcels are racked in Spring to blend the wine, which is then returned to barrel.

The wine is aged for 11 months in 3rd and 4th fill French oak 225L barrels & 500L demi-muids.


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.


Grape(s) Tinta Barocca, Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
Farming Sustainable