Mullineux Signature Signature Straw Wine 2022
Region: Swartland, Coastal Region, South Africa
Bottle size: 37.5cl
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan
In the glass, this wine is bright gold in colour with a rich, viscous quality. On the nose, it is a complex, enticing blend of dried apricots, lime and orange peel. Velvety mouthfeel and luscious sweetness on the palate are balanced by mouth-watering acidity and purity of fruit.
This wine is made from two vineyard parcels which have been especially selected for their ability to yield fruit with lifted acidity to balance out this sweet wine. One parcel is 39-year-old Chenin Blanc, grown on the stony shale- and schist-based soils of the Kasteelberg and the other is 40+ year old dry land bush vines from the decomposed Granite of the Paardeberg. The old, bush-trained wines provide complex fruit with concentrated sugars, ideal for this style.
Founded by Chris and Andrea Mullineux in 2007, this winery is now one of the most lauded in South Africa. Named ‘Winery of the Year’ four times by the Platter Guide in 2014, 2016, 2019 and 2020, Mullineux were also Tim Atkin MW’s ‘South African Winemakers of the Year’ in 2016. They chose the town of Riebeek-Kasteel, just west of Malmesbury in the Swartland, for its old vineyards on granite and schist soils, reasoning that, with such quality fruit, they would be able to make outstanding wines. It is an understatement to say they have been proved right.