Mullineux Signature, Granite Chenin Blanc 2018
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The 2018 growing season was again very dry and yields were well below normal, resulting in wines with incredible texture, depth and concentration. The nose is flinty with some stone fruit and citrus aromatics. The palate is tight, long, flinty with notes of grapefruit and cinnamon-spiced apples. This wine exhibits a fantastic natural acidity that balances out the texture and mid-palate.
“Chris and Andrea Mullineux’ wines are now regarded as some of the very best in South Africa” (Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak).
Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines is owned and run by winemaking couple, Chris and Andrea Mullineux, with partners Analjit Singh and Peter Dart. Now over 10 years old, the brand is firmly established at the pinnacle of South Arican wine production, with a raft of awards and accolades won over the years.
Andrea and Chris produce hand-crafted wines from the Granite, Schist, Quartz, and Iron-rich soils of the Swartland, based at the Mullineux winery on Roundstone Farm near Riebeek Kasteel in the Swartland.
“Our winemaking philosophy is to never compromise on quality and we pay the highest possible attention to detail in everything we do. In our vineyards we follow sustainable, reasoned farming practices. Our winemaking is natural, with nothing removed from or added to our wines…”
For more information on Mullineux and their wines, visit their website.
Swartland, a large wine-producing area, is located 65 kilometers north of Cape Town in the Western Cape of South Africa. The climate is warm and dry, the terroirs are diverse (it has among the oldest viticultural soils in the world), and the landscape is breathtaking.
The area is home to some of the best wines in the country as well as some of the most progressive producers.Typical wines produced here specialise in making rich, fruit-driven wines from the Shiraz, Chenin Blanc and Pinotage grape varieties.
Swartland, meaning ‘Black Land’ is anything but dark, with golden wheatfields, mountains and a diverse landscape. The name comes from the now endangered indigenous renosterbos living in Swartland. At the foot of these Paardeberg mountains, you’ll find an unpretentious wine community.
The region is home to the most outstanding South African producers, including Mullineux.