- Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
- Full Bodied
- 13% 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.
Inviting aromas of sliced lemon, wet stone, sweet thyme and pink grapefruit. Medium-bodied with tight structure and rounded texture. Linear and succinct showing wonderful focus and concentration. Long. Subtle tannins. From 40+ year old vines. Drink or hold.
More cohesive than the 2020 vintage of the same bottling, the 2021 Iron Chenin Blanc is fresh, brilliant and expressive, with a clean frame of citrus that sways with a balanced and seductive nature. Medium-bodied, the wine has a radiant structure and a touch less acidity than the previous vintage; however, the wine governs with a food-friendly, fresh expression that I appreciate and will be well received upon release.