Mullineux Syrah 2018
  • Red Wine
  • Syrah
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 1.9 g/l
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% alc./vol

Mullineux Syrah 2018

Swartland, South Africa
Regular price $54.95per bottle ($329.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Floral & Velvety

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.

The grapes for this wine come from seven sustainably farmed vineyard parcels in different parts of the Swartland: four parcels planted in the stony Shale and Schist based soils of the Kasteelberg; two parcels of dry-land, bush vines grown in the decomposed Granite of the Paardeberg; and one on the rolling, iron-rich soils west of Malmesbury. The vines are aged between 22 and 30 years

2018 is one of Mullineux's favourite vintages of Syrah to date. It was the 4th year of the great drought in the Western Cape and the vines had adapted to the extra-dry conditions, resulting in wines with incredibly balanced intensity and complexity.

This Syrah has aromas of violets, black plums and hints of dill and tomato leaf. On the palate there is an abundance of succulent dark fruit with undertones of sour cherry and anise. This multilayered wine is elegant and fresh, with velvety tannins and a seamless, finish.

Best served at 16 to 18 °C, this wine will greatly benefit from decanting if drunk within the first 3 to 5 years after bottling.

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.

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Tim Atkin

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