Mullineux Single Terroir Iron Syrah 2019

Mullineux Single Terroir Iron Syrah 2019

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Mullineux Single Terroir Iron Syrah

Region: Swartland, Costal Region, South Africa

Vintage: 2019

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Syrah

ABV: 13.5%

Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable

The 'Iron' is the fullest bodied of Mullineux's Single Terroir Syrahs. On the nose, it is spicy and savoury, with dark berries. The palate has soft and velvety - yet firm - tannins with hints of orange peel, cloves and white pepper. The wine is brooding, dense and alluring with a fresh and long finish.

Grapes for the 'Iron' Syrah are sourced from a single parcel of 19-year-old, organically-farmed, dry land bush vines on the rolling red clay and iron-rich soils west of Malmesbury. The soils are fast-draining, resulting in lower yields and smaller berries. This parcel of Syrah gives the best expression of the “koffieklip” soils – breadth and fullness on the mid-palate.

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.