Mullineux: This is the Schist!
  • Syrah
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml

Mullineux: This is the Schist!

Swartland, South Africa
Regular price $727.00per case
6 bottles per case
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Mullineux Family Wines was established in 2007 in the Swartland region of South Africa, 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.

A case includes 3 bottles each of the following wines:

3 bottles x Mullineux Schist Chenin Blanc Swartland 2020
White Chenin Blanc
95 points - Tim Atkin, MW

Grown in the Schist soils of Roundstone Farm, the home of Mullineux, these sustainably farmed Chenin Blanc bush vines produce small clusters, tiny grapes, and thicker skins, which lend to the structure of this wine. Planted on a contour to conserve soil integrity and ensure erosion control, this wine exudes the exact sunshine, freshness and phenolic balance.

With nuances of Asian pear and fennel bulb, combined with fresh quince and ruby grapefruit, these are precisely the highlights that lead to a great texture and zesty finish.

3 bottles x Mullineux Schist Syrah Swartland 2019

Red | Syrah
95 points - Tim Atkin, MW

This is the most structured Syrah in the Single Terroir range. On the nose there are notes of black pepper, black fruit and spices. The palate is full-bodied with a meaty, savoury character, plenty silky tannins giving structure and a balancing natural acidity. The finish is fresh, long and supple.

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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.

Press Reviews

Platter's Wine Guide

Winery of the Year

'The winery is at the top its game,' we noted last time, and this edition we can only repeat the statement with five exclamation marks added - four for each of Winery of the Year awards they've received to date in this guide, the fifth for the Top Performing Winery of the Year accolade this year, for the astonishing run of eight maximum (five-star) ratings. A performance deeply worthy of recognition and celebration for Andrea and Chris Mullineux and their partner Analjit Singh, the more so considering their internationally hailed venture was founded only sixteen years ago. Their original focus, reflecting the diverse soils of Swartland using shiraz and chenin as the lens in the varietal wines, and cornerstone of the blends, is unchanged. As is the ongoing process of fine-tuning, evolution and improvement, both of the third-party sites they work with, and their home-farm, Roundstone. A new planting there is the rare mutation semillon gris, the centrepiece of one of Andrea's CWG Auction bottlings. The Mullineux and a nursery have spent six years propagating clean cuttings from the original old vineyard, which Andrea describes as 'a place of historical significance'. Andrea and Chris continue to show their remarkable dexterity with different varieties and terroirs under Leeu Passant, and mentor the members of their team who make the Great Heart wines.