Mullineux Wines Kloof Street Chenin Blanc 2015
Pale straw in colour, 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. The wine has a fresh, mineral finish. Best served at 10 to 12 ˚C.
The Kloof Street range is all about freshness, balance and great drinkability.
Source of Grapes:
Grapes for our 2013 Chenin blanc come from three vineyard parcels in different parts of the Swartland: One parcel of 35 year-old Chenin blanc planted in the stony Shale and Schist based soils of Riebeek Kasteel Mountain, and two parcels of 40+ year-old dry land, bush vine Chenin grown in the decomposed Granite of the Paardeberg mountain. We lease each parcel on a long term basis, and have close and direct involvement in their viticultural management.
Yields: Between 3 to 6 tons/ha = 18 to 33 HL/ha.
Hand-picked grapes are cooled in our cold room, where after they are pressed whole-bunch, and the juice is allowed to settle overnight. 20ppm SO2 is added, and as with all our wines, no other additions are made. The juice is then racked to tank (85%) and 5 year old barrels (15%) for fermentation. Fermentation is with indigenous yeasts, and lasts up to 6 weeks. After malolactic fermentation, the barrels are racked and blended with the tank fermented portion and bottled.
Awards and Accolades:
- 2009 – 4 Stars Platter
- 2011 – 88 Wine Advocate
- 2012 – 4 Stars Platter, 89 Steve Tanzer
- 2013 – 3.5 Stars Platter, 86 Wine Advocate
- 2014 – 4 Stars Platter, 87 Wine Advocate
- 2015 – 88 Wine Advocate