- Sweet Wine
- Residual Sugar: 323 g/l
- Medium Bodied
- 8.5% 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.
The third-ever bottling of this wine, the NV Olerasay #3 is the estate's solara blend of Chenin Blanc made from the 2008 to 2021 vintages. The wine is pure, focused and impeccably weighted, with an electric nose that bursts from the glass with sweet florals, just-ripe quince and peach aromas. The palate is steeped with mouthwatering acidity and an exuberant concentration of fruit before revealing incredible complexity and a balanced profile that is instantly impressive and will remain a world-class dessert wine. Drenched in hedonism, the wine concludes with a seemingly unending array of stone fruit essence and sweet fruit tones. I cannot wait to see how this solera ages throughout its lifetime as it gains complexity with age. The dessert wine trophy hunters of the world would be wise to seek out a bottle of the Olerasay to add to their collection and cellars.