Leeu Passant Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2019
  • White Wine
  • Chardonnay
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2.1 g/l
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14% alc./vol

Leeu Passant Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2019

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Regular price $92.95per bottle ($557.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Vibrant & Textured

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Leeu Passant is the Franschhoek Winery of Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines. The Leeu Passant wines are multi-regional bottlings inspired by the classic age-worthy wines of the Cape from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. These were authentic wines unique to the culture, terroir, history and tastes of the Cape, and they strive to reflect these unique factors in their wines.

The grapes for the Stellenbosch Chardonnay are hand-harvested from a parcel of
Chardonnay planted in the deep loam-rich soils of Helderberg Mountain.
Fermentation is with indigenous yeasts and the wine is aged for 18 months in
barriques, 30% new.

This classy wine has citrus blossom, flint and salinity on the nose. The palate is
packed with citrus zest and crushed shells and has a textured, vibrant and long
finish. Best served at 10-12 °C, it will show optimally when decanted within the
first 3 years after bottling. Will benefit from cellaring up to 10 years.

About the Winery

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines

​Mullineux Family Wines, established in 2007 in the Swartland region of South Africa, is owned and managed by Chris and Andrea Mullineux. Within a very short time period the winery established itself as one of South Africa’s most celebrated wine brands, both locally and on the international front. Growing up in Northern California, Winemaker Andrea Mullineux studied Viticulture and Oenology at UC-Davis before working in Stellenbosch and meeting Chris at a wine festival in Champagne. Chris is the Viticulturist, in charge of the vineyards on their farm on Kasteelberg Mountain as well as fruit sourcing for their value Kloof Street wines.

To add to their acclaim, Andrea Mullineux was named Wine Enthusiast’s Winemaker of the Year in 2016. By focusing on producing handcrafted wines from the granite and shale based soils of the Swartland and it is quickly becoming South Africa's wine frontier. Located an hour's drive away from Stellenbosch, the Swartland is rolling hills of wheat and jagged outcrops of old vines.

Press Reviews

Tim Atkin, MW

96 points

"Very exciting for Chardonnay" is how Chris Mullineux describes this False Bay-influenced corner of the Helderberg and it's hard to disagree. Wild flower aromas lead into a palate that's concentrated yet pithy, with lovely texture, toasty 30% new oak and a mineral core. 2021-28