Mullineux White 2015

£21.00

You'll be hard pushed to find a wine that shows off its roots quite as well as Mullinieux White. It's a blend of three different grapes and the Chenin Blanc...

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You'll be hard pushed to find a wine that shows off its roots quite as well as Mullinieux White. It's a blend of three different grapes and the Chenin Blanc is from vines up to 80 years old; that's great but not too unusual. But, Chris and Andrea are so dedicated to showing off what Swartland has to offer that they've grown each grape variety in different soil types and only indigenous yeasts are used during fermentation. There's no questioning where this wine comes from. With so much dedication, it's no wonder they're known as one of the best wine producers in South Africa. The final product has a stony, slatey aroma with a zip of limey acidity and a rich, supple mouth-feel. Swartland tastes amazing.


Chris and Andrea Mullinieux created their first vintage in Swartland in 2008. The name of the Mullinieux vineyards is now internationally known and they are acclaimed as one of the top South African wine producers. Chris and Andrea produced vintages all over the world but settled in Swartland, South Africa because they believed that the granite and schist based soils would make up the perfect terroir to create some exceptional wines.


In order to preserve the characteristics of the terroir, the vines are farmed sustainably and only minimal amounts of sulphur are added to the wine during the fermentation process. The aim is to create wines that showcase the distinctive character of Swartland's soils.


There are three grape varieties from three different soils in Mullinieux White; the Chenin Blanc is from old vines up to 80 years old, grown in Shale and Schist based soils, the Clairette Blanc is grown in decomposed granite soils and the Viognier is grown in iron-rich soils. The Viognier is macerated in a tank for four to five days before pressing; the Chenin Blanc and Clairette Blanc are pressed whole-bunch and barrel fermented with indigenous yeasts. The wine stays in the barrels until spring and undergoes malolactic fermentation. Finally, the wine is blended and bottled unfiltered.


The mineral, stony character of the granite and schist soils is prominent on the palate. It has a rich, full mouth-feel with notes of lime and white flowers. The finish is distinctive with hints of mild spice such as cloves. This wine would be great with rich, creamy dishes and would even work nicely with pork.


UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

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Standard

£4.95

FREE

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Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
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Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
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Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
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Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.