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Mullineux White Swartland South Africa 2008

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The 2008 Mullineux White marks a very exciting debut from Chris and AndreaMullineux (almost as exciting indeed as their newly born son John!) who've gonethat extra mile to source top, sustainably-grown fruit from former TMVsuppliers in this prized viticultural area, Swartland. In an Old World stylenot dissimilar to the best of the Southern Rhone, this blend of 86% CheninBlanc, 7% Clairette, 7% Viognier, wild yeast fermented in 225 litre Frenchbarriques, before being bottled, unfined and unfiltered (all 330 cases of it).The wine displays a nuanced, composed nose of white pepper, wet-stone andherbal, citrus notes.

Region: South Africa » Swartland

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Color: White
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
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Mullineux Family Wines:
We are a small, highly focused Family winery based in the village of Riebeek Kasteel producing a select Family of hand-crafted wines from the granite and shale based terroirs of the Swartland Region of South Africa.   The Swartland is a beautiful and wild place. The landscape is a series of rolling hills, with a few significant outcrops of rock that form the Paardeberg, Riebeek Kaste... Read more
We are a small, highly focused Family winery based in the village of Riebeek Kasteel producing a select Family of hand-crafted wines from the granite and shale based terroirs of the Swartland Region of South Africa.   The Swartland is a beautiful and wild place. The landscape is a series of rolling hills, with a few significant outcrops of rock that form the Paardeberg, Riebeek Kasteel and Piketberg Mountains. It is not an easy place to establish vines, and is a region that has as much of an influence on the vineyards and people who farm there as the people have on the land itself. This brings to mind what film director David von Ancken has to say about the old American West.   “The primal, universal power of the landscape strips away everything but the truth of men’s souls.”   In much the same way, we feel the Swartland landscape bares the souls of grape vines, and in those varieties that can take the ruggedness, true personality of site is revealed. Read less

The 2008 Mullineux White marks a very exciting debut from Chris and AndreaMullineux (almost as exciting indeed as their newly born son John!) who've gonethat extra mile to source top, sustainably-grown fruit from former TMVsuppliers in this prized viticultural area, Swartland. In an Old World stylenot dissimilar to the best of the Southern Rhone, this blend of 86% CheninBlanc, 7% Clairette, 7% Viognier, wild yeast fermented in 225 litre Frenchbarriques, before being bottled, unfined and unfiltered (all 330 cases of it).The wine displays a nuanced, composed nose of white pepper, wet-stone andherbal, citrus notes.

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