Mullineux Family Wines was established in 2007 and has local ties; as Winemaker Andrea Mullineux grew up in San Francisco and studied Viticulture & Oenology at UC-Davis before working in Stellenbosch and meeting Chris at a wine festival in Champagne.
The Kloof Street Chenin Blanc comes from three sustainably-farmed vineyard parcels in different parts of the Swartland: One parcel of 35 year old Chenin planted in the stony Shale and Schist based soils of Kasteelberg, and two parcels of 40+ year-old dry land, bush vine Chenin grown in the decomposed Granite soils of the Paardeberg. This wine is fermented in tank (85%) and older French oak barrels (15%) with indigenous yeasts. Pale straw in color, 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. Lots of bakes pear with touches of lemongrass and a long, fresh, mineral finish.