Mullineux Straw Wine, Swartland 2013
Mullineux Straw Wine, Swartland 2013
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Mullineux Straw Wine, Swartland 2013

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Bottle Size: 37.5cl

Region: South Africa

Colour: White

Style: Still

Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc

(10% alcohol; 260 g/l r.s. and 10 g/l acidity; 100% Chenin Blanc, from grapes picked from one granite and one schist vineyard at a moderate 23 degrees Brix, then laid down in the shade for three weeks; the wine was then pressed and took nine months to ferment; Mullineux did not top off the barrels, in order to make what she called a "pre-oxidized wine"): Deep, bright orange-amber color with a green tinge. Seriously ripe but vibrant aromas of fresh peach, orange marmalade and rose petal. Moderately viscous and very sweet but with surprising lift to the highly complex, lightly salty flavors of peach syrup, rose petal, clove, botanical herbs and toffee. The wine's powerful acidity makes itself felt with aeration. A beauty. Tasted June 2015 93 Points Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

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