Syrah 'Iron', Mullineux
Grapes for the 2015 Mullineux Iron Syrah were sourced from a single parcel of 17-year-old organically-farmed, dry-farmed, bush vines on the rolling iron-rich soils west of Malmesbury. This parcel of Syrah gives the best expression of the “koffieklip” terroir – broadness and mid-palate. Whole bunches are put into open-top 500L French oak barrels and foot stomped to release some juice. Fermented with indigenous yeasts and left on the skins for four weeks, with pigeage once per day. The Syrah is aged twelve months in 500L French oak barrels, 25% new, and then an additional nine months in 2nd fill foudre. 10 months of aging in bottle before release. ABV 13.5%, pH 3.80. 236 cases produced.
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“This aromatic Syrah is the most full bodied of our single-terroir Syrahs. The 2015 has the perfume and structure of the 2012 and the elegance of the 2013. The palate is textured, with velvety tannins and a balanced natural acidity. The finish is fresh, long and supple.” –Andrea & Chris Mullineux