Chris and Andrea Mullineux have travelled to some of the most iconic wine regions in the world to work and learn from the best, after this they chose to settle down in South Africa. In 2007 the Mullineux estate was established 60km north of Cape town in the region of the Swartland, they chose this area due to the soils. They have been voted winemakers of the year several times.
This wine is made up of seven different grapes, from seven sustainably farmed parcels, of vines stretching across the Swartland. The soils are a complex mix of schist, granite and iron rich soils. This particular harvest was very dry, resulting in a reduced but concentrated yield. The wine is fermented with natural yeast, with very minimal amounts of sulphur added, then allowed to rest on the lees in old oak for nine months.
This has resulted in a steely pure wine, which is aromatic, pure, zesty and very long. The plants are between 37 and 70 years old, which brings depth and richness to the wine. This is a complex wine with plenty of ageing potential.