QMX-001

Old Vines White ‘Swartland’, Mullineux

62% Chenin Blanc, 15% Grenache Blanc, 11% Viognier, 8% Clairette Blanche, 4% Semillon Gris. From seven sustainably farmed vineyard parcels in different parts of the Swartland: one parcel of 38 year-old Chenin and a parcel of 8 year old Grenache Blanc on the stony Schist based soils of the Kasteelberg; two parcels of 40-65 year-old dry land bush vine Chenin, one parcel of 41 year old Clairette Blanche and a 57 year old heritage Semillon Gris vineyard grown on the decomposed Granite of the Paardeberg; and a parcel of 18 year-old Viognier on the iron-rich soils of the rolling hills west of Malmesbury. Barrel fermentation and malolactic are completed with indigenous yeasts, then aged for 11 months in 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels and one new foudre. Minimal SO2 is used. 13% ABV, pH 3.34. 1,329 cases produced.

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
South Africa
Region:
Swartland
Variety:
Blend - Swartland
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
UPC:
7-84585-01294-7

Tasting Notes

This wine has a nose of ripe, green citrus fruit and floral elements.  The palate is fairly full and richly textured with mineral notes.  The finish is fresh and pithy.

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Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
92
Date:
2018-04-11