Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines

Mullineux Family Wines was established in 2007 by Chris and Andrea Mullineux. Within a very short time period the winery established itself as one of South Africa’s most celebrated wine brands, both locally and on the international front. By 2019 they had received twenty five 5 star ratings from Platter’s South African Wine Guide, as well as being awarded Platter’s Winery of the Year in 2014, 2016 and 2019. In addition, Andrea Mullineux was named Wine Enthusiast’s 2016 International Winemaker of the Year and in 2017 Chris & Andrea were Tim Atkin’s South African Winemakers of the Year. In 2013 Analjit Singh joined forces with Chris and Andrea and the company was renamed Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines.

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines

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Mullineux Kloof Street Chenin Blanc
The Kloof Street range is all about freshness, balance and great drinkability. Grapes for the Kloof Street Chenin Blanc come from vineyard parcels on a variety of soils in different parts of the Swartland. The wine is part tank and part barrel fermented.
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Mullineux Old Vines White
The Swartland is blessed with an abundance of old vine Chenin blanc and Mullineux use this as the backbone of their white blend. Several small parcels of Mediterranean varieties from various parts of the Swartland are added for complexity, balance and aromatic lift.
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Mullineux Syrah
The aim with Syrah is to give true and complete expression to the Shale & Schist and Granite terroirs in which the vines grow. Approximately half the grapes are whole-bunch fermented and all fermentation is with indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged for 11 months in French oak, 15% new. The wine is bottled unfiltered and unfined.
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Mullineux Straw Wine 375ml
The secret to this Straw Wine is harvesting Chenin blanc grapes at normal ripeness levels to capture a healthy acidity. The grapes are dried outside in the shade until they are half raisined, concentrating flavours, acidity and sugar into a super intense, but balanced treat. Fermentation is in old French barrels with indigenous yeasts and can last up to a year. The wine is bottled unfiltered and unfined.
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Mullineux Granite Chenin Blanc
Grapes for the single terroir Granite Chenin blanc were sourced from 2 parcels of sustainably, dry-farmed 40 year old Chenin Blanc bush vines planted in the decomposed Granite soils of the Paardeberg. These very deep decomposed Granite soils tend to produce wines with great acidity and a flinty, stony aromatic profile.
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Mullineux Quartz Chenin Blanc
Grapes for the single terroir Quartz Chenin come from a single parcel – “Leliefontein” – of 35 year old Chenin Blanc planted in a quartz kloof on the Kasteelberg. This parcel of Chenin gives the best fresh minerality expression typical of the quartz terroir on the Kasteelberg.
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Mullineux Granite Syrah
Grapes for our Granite Syrah are sourced from a single parcel of 19 year old dry land, bush vines grown in the decomposed granite of the Paardeberg. This is the parcel of Syrah that gives the freshness and perfumed expressions typical of the Paardeberg’s terroir.
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Mullineux Schist Syrah
Grapes for our Schist Syrah are sourced from a single parcel of 17 year old vines planted in the stony Shale and Schist soils of Roundstone Farm on the Kasteelberg. This parcel of Syrah gives the best density and structure typical of Kasteelberg’s terroir.
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Mullineux Iron Syrah
Grapes for our Iron Syrah are sourced from a single parcel of organically farmed dry land bush vines on the rolling hills with iron-rich soils west of Malmesbury. This parcel of Syrah gives the most breadth and intense fruit expressions typical of the “koffieklip” terroir.
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Mullineux Leeu Passant Stellenbosch Chardonnay
Chardonnay cuttings were imported from Europe to South Africa to have access to new, healthy plant material and some of these cuttings made it into the Cape, and was planted in very exciting sites, and it is those pioneers and sites we aim to honour with the Leeu Passant Chardonnay. The grapes for the Stellenbosch Chardonnay are hand-harvested from a parcel of Chardonnay planted in deep loam-rich soils of Helderberg Mountain.
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Mullineux Leeu Passant Dry Red
The Dry Red Wine is equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Cinsault from vineyards in Wellington, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. The Cinsault vineyards are the two oldest registered red wine vineyards in South Africa, dating back to the early 1900's. Grapes are hand-harvested and yields are low. Approximately half the grapes are whole-bunch fermeted and all fermentation is with indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged for 18 months in 225L French oak barrels; 30% new.
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Mullineux Kloof Street Swartland Rouge
Grapes for the Kloof Street red come from eight sustainably farmed vineyard parcels in different parts of the Swartland, aged 12 40 years: Two parcels of Syrah and one parcel of Cinsault in the stony Shale and Schist based soils of Kasteelberg; and one parcel of dry land, bushvine Syrah, one Carignan, one Grenache and a single parcel of gnarly old dry farmed Tinta Barocca bush vine, all in the decomposed Granite of the Paardeberg, and one parcel of Mourvèdre grown on the rolling, iron rich soils west of Malmesbury.