Mullineux Straw Wine, 375 ml 2018

Mullineux Straw Wine, 375 ml 2018

Mullineux Straw Wine, 375 ml 2018

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Mullineux Straw Wine, 375 ml 2018

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SKU WC110482 Category
2018 Mullineux Straw Wine
Varietal(s)

100% Chenin Blanc

Bottling Date

7 January 2019

Production

6830 bottles / 569 cases

Wine of Origin

Swartland

Technical Details at Bottling

Alcohol 9%

RS 303 g/l

TA 9.8 g/l

pH 3.33

Source of Grapes

From one parcel of 38 years-old Chenin on the stony Shale and Schist based soils of the Kasteelberg and one parcel of 40+ year-old dry land bush vine Chenin in the decomposed Granite of the Paardeberg. These are the parcels that gives us the best acidity at harvest.

Date(s) Harvested

Grapes were harvested between the 26th January and 13th February 2018.

Yields

Harvested: 5 tons/ha = 30 HL/ha. Final yields after drying: 100L/ton = 6HL/ha.

Winemaking

Grapes are hand-harvested at normal ripeness level of 23° Brix then left to dry in the shade outdoors for 2-4 weeks. This allows moisture to evaporate naturally from the berries, concentrating sugars, acids and flavour. When the grapes have shrivelled half way to becoming raisins they are crushed and pressed whole bunch, and racked to old 225L barrels. A little sulphur is added to inhibit bacteria but allow the natural yeast to ferment. Fermentation takes ca. 6 months and stops naturally when the yeast cannot ferment further. The barrels are then treated differently: Some are not topped, but allowed to oxidize slowly, to build complexity. Some are topped every few months, but left without sulphur, and the remaining barrels are dosed with sulphur and topped every couple of months to maintain their purity and fruit. After 12 months the barrels are racked, blended and bottled unfiltered and unfined.

Maturation

12 months in old (5th fill) 225L French oak barrels

Tasting Note

Bright yellow gold in colour with a rich, viscous appearance. This is a complex, enticing blend of peaches, lemons and grapefruit with a hint of ginger. The intense mouth-feel is balanced by a clean, fresh and very long finish. Best served chilled at 9 to 11 °C.

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