2021 Mullineux "Old Vines White", Swartland, South Africa

Pale straw in colour, this wine has a nose of ripe, green citrus fruit and Christmas spices. The palate is fresh and richly textured, with notes of ripe pears, almonds and peaches, and a clove-like finish.

$35.99
$35.99

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ABOUT THIS WINE

65.5% Chenin Blanc, 17.5% Clairette Blanche, 5.2% Grenache Blanc, 4% Viognier, 4.7% Semillon Gris, 3.1% Verdelho

As each parcel was harvested, the grapes were chilled in our cold room. The grapes were then pressed whole-bunch and the juice was allowed to settle overnight. Minimal SO2 was added and, as with all our wines, no other additions were made. The juice was then racked to barrel indigenous yeasts fermentation and lasted approximately 8 weeks. The wine was left without additional sulphur on its lees until spring. During this time the wine finished malolactic fermentation. The barrels were racked and blended just before the 2021 vintage and bottled unfiltered.

ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

Mullineux Family Wines was established in 2007 in the Swartland region of South Africa, owned and managed by Chris and Andrea Mullineux. 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. The Swartland has a very unique geology which allows for exploration of its various terroirs through Western Cape classic varieties like Chenin Blanc and Syrah, among others. The Mullineuxs are humbled by how winemaking enables them to interact with the ancient history of the mother rock. Growing up in Northern California, Winemaker Andrea Mullineux studied Viticulture and Oenology at UC-Davis before working in Stellenbosch and meeting Chris at a wine festival in Champagne. Chris is the Viticulturist, in charge of the vineyards on their farm on Kasteelberg Mountain as well as fruit sourcing for their value Kloof Street wines. To add to their acclaim, Andrea Mullineux was named Wine Enthusiast’s Winemaker of the Year in 2016.

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Grape(s) Chenin Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Semillon Gris, Macabeo, Verdelho
Farming Sustainable