Mullineux Signature, Syrah, 2017

Mullineux Signature, Syrah, 2017

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Region: Swartland, Costal Region, South Africa

Vintage: 2017

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Syrah

ABV: 14.5%

Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable

This aromatic Syrah has notes of spicy citrus zest, black fruit, and violets, which follow through on the palate. The wine is elegant and restrained yet has good body and a silky texture balanced by a fresh, natural acidity. The finish is long with supple, dusty tannins.

A blend of sustainably-farmed parcels from across the Swartland. Four parcels are planted on the stony shale and schist-based soils of the Kasteelberg, which contribute mineral freshness to the final wine. Two parcels of dry land, bush vines grown in the decomposed Granite of the Paardeberg add bold fruit. The final parcel comes from the iron rich soils west of Malmesbury. The vines are aged between 22 and 30 years.

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.