Mullineux Single Terroir Granite Syrah 2018

Mullineux Single Terroir Granite Syrah 2018

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Mullineux Single Terroir Granite Syrah

Region: Swartland, Costal Region, South Africa

Vintage: 2018

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Syrah

ABV: 13.5%

Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable

The 'Granite' Syrah is the most perfumed and elegant of Mullineux's single terroir Syrahs. This wine has a floral, spicy, cranberry nose and a tight, fresh structure with a silky texture. The palate has notes of succulent berries and delicate herbs and spices.

Grapes for this wine were sourced from a single parcel of sustainably-farmed, 24-year-old, dry farmed bush vines grown on the decomposed granite soils of the Paardeberg. These soils have a layer of clay below the surface and a deep root system, protecting the vines from the region’s dry conditions. The resulting vines have denser canopies, which offer more shade and produce wines with excellent freshness and perfumed aromatics.

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. At the top of their quality ladder are the Single Terroir wines, made from small parcels of old vines, usually dry farmed on the ancient granite, quartz, schist or iron based soils of the Swartland.