Mullineux

Old Vines White 'Swartland'

Old Vines White 'Swartland', Mullineux

Old Vines White 'Swartland', Mullineux
  • 62% Chenin Blanc, 10% Clairette Blanche, 9% Viognier, 7% Grenache Blanc, 6% Semillon Gris, 6% Verdelho
  • All the vineyards are sustainably farmed and are up to 67 years old
  • Old vine Chenin Blanc with Mediterranean varieties planted on the Granite, Schist and Iron based soils of the Swartland
  • Low yielding old-vine Chenin Blanc brings incredible texture as the backbone of the blend and is grown on all three soil types
  • Layers of lively freshness, salinity and opulent fragrance are brought by Grenache Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Semillon Gris, Verdelho and Viognier
  • Carefully hand harvested to respect the low juice-to-berry ratio inherent to the old vines
  • Once the cool grapes were oxidatively whole-bunch pressed, the juice was allowed to settle overnight
  • Fermented with indigenous yeast, which lasted up to nine weeks and any natural malolactic fermentation was allowed to take its course with lees aging
  • Aged for 11 months in 3rd to 5th fill French oak 500L barrels and one new 2000L foudre

 

Info

Producer:
Vintage:
2021
Country:
South Africa
Region:
Swartland
Appellation:
Swartland
Variety:
Blend - Swartland
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Sizes Available

Full Bottle ZA-MUL-01-21 12/750ml

Press & Reviews

James Suckling
Score
93
Date
2022-11-08
Vinous Media
Score
93
Date
2022-09-29

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