- White Wine
- Chenin Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Grenache Blanc, Sémillon, Viognier
- 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. 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.
Wine Align - John Szabo, MS
Such a lovely nose here on this old vines white from Andrea and Chris Mullineux, in 2020 a blend of 2/3 chenin blanc, with decreasing proportions of clairette blanche, grenache blanc, semillon, viognier, and verdelho. According to Andrea Mullineux, 2020 was the first vintage in which the vines recovered from the previous three years' drought, re-discovering balance. And this wine is indeed spectacular, with beautiful balance of ripeness and freshness, a mix of delicacy and intensity that's hard to match. I love the pure white fleshed orchard fruit flavours, especially the fresh-ripe pear, elegant and refined. Exceptional length. I think perhaps the best vintage yet for this wine. Tasted July 2021.
Tim Atkin, MW
Chenin Blanc is the marquee variety here, with support from 26% Clairette Blanche, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Semillon Gris, Viura and Verdelho, most of which is sourced from 37 to 70-year-old vines. Lemon, lime and wet stone flavours with some phenolic grip and remarkable palate length.