Need help? 0800 280 2440

0 items: £0

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines

Mullineux and Leeu Family Wines is based in Swartland, South Africa, an area that has traditionally been overlooked as a region capable of producing great wine, but this is rapidly changing.

In winemakers Chris and Andrea's travels through the region, they have seen vineyards and tasted wines that show incredible character and potential, and intend to bring this ever further to the fore. Their aim is to bottle wines that are a true expression of the Swartland and all steps of their winemaking process are taken with this aim in mind.

A natural, minimalist approach is followed in the vineyards and cellar. They work closely with a select group of growers who follow sustainable, reasoned farming practices. In the cellar, apart from minimal amounts of sulphur, nothing is added to, or removed from the wine. They do not make use of any yeasts, acids, tannins, enzymes, or fining and filtering agents.

The winemaking is focused on what they believe the Swartland does best, and produce just three wines: A barrel fermented White Blend of Chenin blanc, Grenache blanc, Clairette and Viognier; a perfumed Syrah, sourced from nine different vineyards, matured in second and third fill demi-muids; and a super rich Straw Wine made from air dried Chenin Blanc, fermented and matured in old barriques.