Swartland, South Africa is blessed with an abundance of Old Vine Chenin Blanc, and that is used as the backbone of this white blend. Ripe, green citrus aromas, with golden pear, peach and clove on the palate. Planted in shale and schist based soils, this blend is loaded with mineral and stone elements.
The 2019 White Old Vines was left without additional sulfur on its lees until spring and matured in foudres and 500-liter used barrels for nine months. It has a fragrant bouquet of nutmeg, hazelnut and touches of white chocolate, suggestions of orange blossom developing with aeration. The palate is well balanced with a wonderful, tensile opening, hinting at marmalade, quince and subtle walnut and smoky notes on the finish, which has real gusto. This is a wonderful white blend from the Chris and Andrea Mullineux.DC93
Built primarily on Swartland’s hallmark old-vine Chenin Blanc, fruit for this elegant white blend is strategically sourced from a variety of terroirs, including shale, schist and granite. Enticing citrus and stone fruit grace the palate, which boasts a rich, round texture and remarkable concentration.