Mullineux Family "Kloof Street" Red Blend
Organic

Mullineux Family "Kloof Street" Red Blend - 2017

Item # 27222 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
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Red
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Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

A savory, deliciously fresh red blend of Rhône varieties dominated by Syrah with some Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Grenache, and Carignan thrown in. The full palate opens with mingled red and black cherries, balanced by powerful acidity. Flavors and aromas mirror each other and evolve into notes of scrubland herbs and musk. Funky-yet-accessible, this is excellent with grilled lamb, roast pork, and charred broccoli rabe. Mullineux is a family of quality-conscious growers. The wine was vinified by individual parcel; grapes were sourced from a range of soils and terroirs, including Mourvèdre from iron-rich slopes, Syrah and Cinsault grown on shale and schist, and bush-trained Carignan and Grenache from decomposed granite soils.


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About the Producer

Swartland, South Africa Mullineux is a small, highly focused family winery producing hand crafted wines from the granite, shale and schist based terroirs of the Swartland Region of South Africa. Andrea and Chris Mullineux are the proprietors. Chris was born in Cape Town, raised in Johannesburg. For 5 years he managed the vineyards and cellar of up a boutique organic winery in Tulbagh. Chris...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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Mourvèdre

Known as Mataro in California and Monastrell in Spain, Mourvèdre can produce bold, tannic, highly alcoholic red wines. They usually show no shortage of fruit as well, and the best examples keep it all in perfect balance. Rhône-style blends are cropping up all over the world, and one of the classic tried-and-true combinations is "GSM," or Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. The "M" contributes focus and...

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Carignan

Grown all over Europe and the Americas, Carignan (a.k.a. Carignane, Carignano, and Cariñena) is seldom seen as a 100% varietal wine. Many appellations of Languedoc-Roussillon must include a certain percentage of Carignan, but it is rarely the dominant grape in these blends. For years, this naturally high-yielding grape suffered from overproduction, but New World winemakers have lately taken up...

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South Africa

South Africa is often lumped together, under some arbitrary umbrella heading, with the other wine-producing regions of the southern hemisphere - South America, Australia, New Zealand, etc. This does a severe injustice both to the fantastic wines of South Africa and to the wine consumer: the region is peerless in its harmonious synthesis of New and Old World winemaking styles. Wines lately coming...

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Syrah

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it...

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