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Mullineux Kloof Street Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2021


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About this wine

Discover the Mullineux Kloof Street Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2021, a white wine that encapsulates the enduring heritage of South Africa’s old vineyards. Each bottle is a tribute to the ancient vines that have withstood the test of time, offering up their fruit to create a Chenin Blanc with unparalleled depth and complexity. The 2021 vintage is celebrated for capturing the essence of these venerable vines, turning it into a wine that delights with every glass. The Kloof Street Old Vine Chenin Blanc is a masterful expression of tradition and modernity, where age-old vine wisdom meets innovative winemaking to produce a wine of exceptional quality and character. It’s a wine crafted for those who appreciate the nuanced dance of history and flavor—a wine that tells the story of its origins with grace and vivacity.

Technical Notes

  • Grape Variety: 100% Chenin Blanc, sourced from old vineyards.
  • Vine Age: The vines from which the grapes are harvested are well-established, with some being over 40 years old, imparting complexity and concentration to the wine.
  • Vineyard Location: These vines are carefully selected from various parcels throughout the Swartland region, known for its diverse microclimates and soils.
  • Soil Composition: The soils are primarily decomposed granite, which contributes to the minerality and structure of the wine.
  • Climate: The Swartland region is characterized by a Mediterranean climate, which provides ideal conditions for Chenin Blanc, allowing for full flavor development.
  • Harvesting: The grapes are handpicked in the cool of the morning to preserve their natural acidity and fresh flavors.
  • Fermentation: Fermented with indigenous yeasts found on the skins of the grapes, allowing for a fermentation that is as natural as possible.
  • Aging: The wine is aged in a combination of stainless steel tanks and used French oak barrels to maintain the fruit purity while adding subtle complexity.
  • Alcohol Content: Typically around 13% to ensure a perfect balance with the wine’s acidity and texture.
  • Tasting Profile: Bright straw in appearance, with a nose of stone fruits, green apples, honeycomb, and floral notes. The palate is greeted with flavors of ripe peaches and nectarines, a lively acidity, and a full yet refined texture. The finish is clean with a subtle minerality and a touch of oak.
  • Bottling: Bottled with the aim to preserve the freshness and expressiveness of the old vine fruit.

Tasting Notes

In the glass, the wine presents with a bright straw hue, beckoning with clarity and freshness. The nose is immediately greeted with vibrant aromas of stone fruits and crisp green apples, underlain by subtle notes of honeycomb and delicate floral whispers, capturing the essence of the old vines.

The palate is met with an exquisite tapestry of flavors. Ripe peaches and nectarines take center stage, supported by the lively acidity characteristic of Chenin Blanc. The wine’s texture is rounded and rich, yet it maintains an elegant lightness that leads to a clean, refreshing finish. A hint of minerality and the gentle kiss of oak provide a complex backdrop to the fruit-forward profile, resulting in a beautifully balanced wine.