Mullineux and Leeu Family Wines,Schist Syrah,Swartland,South Africa 2019
Red wine

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, Schist Syrah 2019

RRP £60.00

The schist soils of the Roundstone vineyard make the vines work harder to break through the layers of sediment to get to water, resulting in smaller berries with thicker skins, which give this wine its distinctive dark florality and generous tannins. Mindful of translating site into bottle, minimal vinification incorporates foot-stomping whole bunches, hand punch-downs, natural ferment and maturation in foudre; the wine is bottled unfiltered. It’s beautifully expressive, with complex notes of night flowers in bloom and jasmine tea, plus a meaty richness of charcuterie, with lashings of black pepper. There’s a sensation of sweet cherry fruit on the palate, grounded in a taut structure, and that peppery line continues alongside a bite of fresh acid. The finish is stony, dry and very persistent.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

13.5%

Bottle size

750ml

Drink dates

2023 - 2035

Origin

Country

South Africa

Region

Coastal Region

Sub-region

Swartland

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Malu Lambert

UK Stockist