“Whether you have tasted this wine with Chris and Andrea Mullineux at their Swartland estate Roundstone or somewhere else around the world, you always get the impression that the Old Vine white holds a very special place close to their hearts perhaps because it’s a wine that encapsulates most accurately their 15-year Mullineux fine wine journey to date.”
Mullineux and Leeu Family Wines,
Western Cape,South Africa,
Bottle size: 750 ml,
In The Cellar
The wine is aged for 11 months in French oak, 15% new. The wine is bottled unfiltered and unfined.
In The Vineyard
Our aim with our Syrah is to give true and complete expression to the Shale & Schist and Granite terroirs in which the vines grow. Approximately half the grapes are whole-bunch fermented and all fermentation is with indigenous yeasts.
This is a very expressive wine with complex aromatics loaded with grilled herbs, lavender, fynbos, fresh bresaola, red berries, cherry cola and savoury black berry notes with a tantalising dusting of white pepper. The palate is full, fleshy, layered and impressively textured with a weightless harmonious clarity of savoury red and blue berry fruits, soft mellow acids and tight, compact tannins that show a fine liquid mineral schisty grip on the finish. A wonderfully supple Syrah expression that throws a spotlight on the impressive winemaking talents of the Mullineuxs.