Leeu Passant Old Vines Lotter Cinsault Franschhoek 2018
  • Cinsault
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 1.6 g/l
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14% alc./vol

Leeu Passant Old Vines Lotter Cinsault Franschhoek 2018

South Africa
Regular price $92.95per bottle ($557.70per case)
6 bottles per case

Savoury & Structured

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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.

From a magical parcel of dry land bush vine Cinsault planted in 1932 in the clay
rich soils of the eastern slopes of the Hawekwa mountains in Franschhoek This is
South Africa’s second oldest registered red wine vineyard and we have been
caring for it since 2014. The heavier soils express more density in the wine.

The heavier clay-rich soils express more density in the wine, and this is
accentuated further by the dry 2018 vintage. Together they bring a serious
presence and weight to the wine. The intensely aromatic nose is full of red berry
and fynbos character. The palate is big on flavour, showing succulent mixed
berries and some savoury, meaty notes. The grippy tannins give structure, texture
and length.

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.

Press Reviews

Tim Atkin, MW

95 points

Andrea Mullineux used to make Lötter as a Cape Winemakers' Guild auction lot, but the 3,000 bottles are now sold under the Leeu Passant label. Rose petal and Turkish delight aromas segue into a palate that's surprisingly dense and concentrated with sappy, old-vine complexity. 2022-28