- Red Wine
- Residual Sugar: 1.9 g/l
- Full Bodied
- 13.5% alc./vol
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. Since its inception the winery has established itself as one of South Africa’s most celebrated wine brands, both locally and internationally. Originally from 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 and in 2016 Chris & Andrea were Tim Atkin’s South African Winemakers of the Year. . 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.
Wine Align - John Szabo, MS
I love the finesse and elegance in this wine, born of slightly more generous granite soils yielding bigger canopies and more shaded, protected fruit. It's fermented in 500l upright barrels with gentle hand punch downs, more of an infusion than extraction. the 2nd year of ageing takes place in large oak vats for aromatic refinement. The nose is all wild violets, and black currants right off the bush, crushed mint and thyme, cracked black pepper and cinnamon stick. The palate is sleek and linear, flowing, structured and firm but in the raw silk fashion. Length and depth are spectacular. Best after 2026 or so, or hold late into the '30s. Tasted twice in September 2022 and April 2023.
Bursting from the glass with bright, sweet red fruit, the 2020 Granite Syrah is fresh and floral with an instantly pleasing aromatic nose. Medium to full-bodied and subtly spiced, the palate offers flavors of crunchy red fruit with hints of potpourri that sway with elegance and finesse. The wine reveals a nimble brightness to the mid-palate, showing purity with youthful, gripping tannins. The Syrah concludes with a gracefully elegant finish that brings me back for more.
A lovely nose of red cherries, black licorice and dried rosemary. Medium- to full-bodied with fine, textured tannins. Lovely grip on the palate with an array of red and blue fruit. Layered and expressive with steady intensity and a persistent finish. Tense now. Best after 2024.