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Mullineaux Kloof St Chenin Blanc

Mullineaux Kloof St Chenin Blanc

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Chris & Andrea Mullineaux, “Kloof St” Old Vine Chenin Blanc, Swartland South Africa

From Michael Skurnik:

The Kloof Street Chenin Blanc comes from three sustainably farmed vineyard parcels in different parts of the Swartland: One parcel of 35 year old Chenin planted in the stony Shale and Schist based soils of Kasteelberg, and two parcels of 40+ year-old dry land, bush vine Chenin grown in the decomposed Granite soils of the Paardeberg. After pressing, the juice is racked to tank (85%) and older French oak barrels (15%) for fermentation. Fermentation is with indigenous yeasts and lasts up to 6 weeks.

Pale straw in color, this wine has a nose of sun ripened pears and wet granite. The palate has a vibrant acidity, balanced by a soft, round texture and some pithy character, with a fresh mineral finish.