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Mullineux Kloof Street Swartland Rouge 2020

$19.99

About this wine

The Mullineux Kloof Street Swartland Rouge 2020 offers a glimpse into the heart of Swartland’s winemaking tradition. This red blend is crafted with the same dedication and finesse that has become synonymous with the Mullineux name, a wine that truly reflects the region’s dynamic terroir. The 2020 vintage stands out for its optimal balance of warmth and coolness, producing grapes that lend the Rouge its signature depth and elegance. With a commitment to sustainable practices and a minimal intervention approach, the Mullineux Kloof Street Swartland Rouge is more than just a wine — it’s an ode to the natural beauty and bounty of Swartland. Each bottle tells a story of the land, the vintage, and the meticulous care that went into its creation.

Technical Notes

  • Grape Varieties: A blend of Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, and other Rhône varietals, each contributing to the structure and flavor profile of the wine.
  • Vineyard Location: Sourced from a selection of vineyards across the Swartland region, each with unique microclimates and soil types contributing to the complexity of the blend.
  • Soil Composition: Predominantly shale and schist soils, lending a pronounced minerality and depth to the wine.
  • Climate: Mediterranean climate with dry, warm summers and cool, wet winters. The 2020 growing season had an optimal balance of warm days and cool nights.
  • Harvesting: Grapes are hand-harvested, with careful vineyard selection and timing to ensure physiological ripeness and flavor intensity.
  • Fermentation: Fermentation takes place using natural yeasts, with an emphasis on preserving the individuality of each varietal and promoting complexity in the blend.
  • Aging: The wine is aged primarily in French oak barrels, with a careful approach to ensure that the oak supports rather than dominates the fruit.
  • Alcohol Content: Around 13.5% to 14%, striking a balance that allows the wine’s flavors to shine through.
  • Tasting Profile: Displays a vibrant ruby color. The nose offers an aromatic array of red and black fruits, intertwined with herbal and spicy notes. On the palate, it reveals flavors of cherries, plums, and a melange of herbs, supported by balanced tannins and a lively acidity. The finish is smooth and persistent.
  • Bottling: Bottled with minimal intervention to maintain the integrity of the wine’s flavor and the authenticity of its Swartland origins.

Tasting Notes

From the first pour, the Mullineux Kloof Street Swartland Rouge 2020 beckons with a vibrant ruby color, indicative of its youthful vigor. The nose is greeted with an inviting blend of red and black fruits, where ripe cherries and succulent plums meet a subtle spice and a whisper of earthiness, characteristic of the Swartland’s diverse terrain. The palate is an exploration of the Rouge’s intricate layers. Lush berry flavors are complemented by nuances of Mediterranean herbs and black pepper, beautifully integrated with the natural tannins and a fresh acidity that give this wine its structure and longevity. The finish is satisfying and long-lasting, with a velvety texture that makes each sip as delightful as the last.