Mullineux White Swartland South Africa Bottle 2009

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Jancis review:<br/><br/> 60% Chenin Blanc, 10% Clairette Blanche, 10% Roussanne, 10% Viognier, 10% Grenache Blanc, although the label specifies a different blend since neither Roussanne nor Grenache Blanc are authorised for Swartland. Stunningly refined and appealing for those of who like dry whites to taste as though they have some of the bedrock (shale in this case) soaking in the wine glass. Beautifully judged with notes of jasmine, lemon peel as well as all that minerality. Lovely now but there is so much tucked in there that I suspect it will develop beautifully in bottle. A great effort for a second vintage. (Jancis Robinson MW - jancisrobinson.com - June 2010)<br/><br/>

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

Jancis review:<br/><br/> 60% Chenin Blanc, 10% Clairette Blanche, 10% Roussanne, 10% Viognier, 10% Grenache Blanc, although the label specifies a different blend since neither Roussanne nor Grenache Blanc are authorised for Swartland. Stunningly refined and appealing for those of who like dry whites to taste as though they have some of the bedrock (shale in this case) soaking in the wine glass. Beautifully judged with notes of jasmine, lemon peel as well as all that minerality. Lovely now but there is so much tucked in there that I suspect it will develop beautifully in bottle. A great effort for a second vintage. (Jancis Robinson MW - jancisrobinson.com - June 2010)<br/><br/>

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