- 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. 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
The 2021 vintage finally saw some rainfall after the drought-ridden 2016-2019 period, also the latest picked vintage so far at Mullineux, into March. It's composed as usual with a backbone of up to 70 year old chenin, blended with viognier, semillon gris, clairette grenache blanc and verdelho. All barrel fermented with a small new wood component. It has classic old vines extract and texture, in a highly compelling style, billowing with yellow fruit and flowers, tangerines, fresh hay, lemongrass, honey and fresh bees wax, and complexity is off the charts. Length, too, is superb. Full-on delicious, rich and satisfying, creamy-fresh. Drinking so well now but will evolve to the end of the decade. One of the finest vintages yet for the old vine white. Tasted twice in September 2022 and April 2023.
Perfumed aromas of white peaches, lily and beeswax. Medium-bodied with oily texture. Rather supple with very good concentration. Mineral with an almost saline character. Pure, transparent and crystal clear. From vines that are up to 70 years old. 62% chenin blanc, 10% clairette blanche, 9% viognier, 7% grenache blanc, 6% verdelho and 6% semillon. Drink or hold.