Chenin Blanc 'QUARTZ - Leliefontein'
Chenin Blanc 'QUARTZ - Leliefontein', Mullineux
Grapes for the 2016 Mullineux Quartz Chenin were from a single parcel of sustainably farmed 35-year-old vines planted in a quartz kloof on the Kasteelberg call Leliefontein. This parcel of Chenin gives the best expression of this quartz terroir – fresh minerality with lovely texture. . The grapes are pressed whole-bunch and racked to barrel for alcoholic and malolactic fermentation with indigenous yeasts. The wine ages in 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels for eleven months and bottled unfiltered. ABV 13%, pH 3.45. 130 cases produced.
Press & Reviews
"The 2017 Quarts Chenin Leliefontein, matured for 12 months in neutral oak, has a very attractive bouquet not dissimilar to the previous vintage in terms of fruit profile, but perhaps with just a touch more delineation. The lightly spiced, well-defined palate offers crisp acidity and orange peel and dried mango flavors. A crushed stone element defines a finish that feels very long and satisfying. Superb."