Mullineux

Straw Wine

Straw Wine, Mullineux
  • 100% Chenin Blanc
  • Grown on a 39-year-old Schist soil vineyard on Kasteelberg and a 43-year-old Granite soil vineyard on the Paardeberg, both of which are dry land farmed
  • Grapes were hand-harvested at a normal ripeness level of 23° Brix and then left to dry in the shade outdoors for 2-4 weeks
  • When the grapes were shrivelled half-way to becoming raisins they were crushed and pressed whole-bunch and racked to old 225L barrels
  • Natural yeast fermentation took 11 months for this vintage, allowed to stop naturally when the yeast couldn’t ferment any further
  • Aged for 12 months in old (minimum 5th fill) 225L French oak barrels, bottled unfiltered and unfined

 

Info

Producer:
Vintage:
2020
Country:
South Africa
Region:
Swartland
Variety:
Chenin Blanc
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Sizes Available

Half Bottle ZA-MUL-80-20H 12/375ml

Tasting Notes

Fleshy yet focused, evokes notes of Cape gooseberry-compote and dried apricots, with enticing marmalade, marzipan and honey aromas. The complex layers of the intense mouth feel are balanced by a Granitic freshness reminiscent of wines grown in these ancient soils.

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Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate
Score
95+
Date
2022-06-09
Vinous Media
Score
96
Date
2021-12-01

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