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Mullineux en Leeu Family Wines

Mullineux Family Wines was established in 2007, and was owned and managed by Chris and Andrea Mullineux, with business partners, Keith Prothero and Peter Dart. 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 2014 they had received twelve 5 star ratings from Platter’s South African Wine Guide, as well as being awarded Red Wine of the Year in 2013 with their 2010 Syrah and Winery of the Year in 2014 and 2016.

Analjit Singh’s love affair with South Africa started when he first visited the country with his daughter for the Soccer World Cup in 2010. On visiting the Franschhoek valley he felt “a deep sense of belonging, of energy, a sense of place” and subsequently purchased 3 adjacent farms which have been amalgamated within his Franschhoek hospitality portfolio Leeu Collection under the name Leeu Estates. The Afrikaans word leeu (meaning lion) is the Sanskrit derivation of Singh.

In 2013 Analjit joined forces with Chris and Andrea by purchasing Keith’s shares and the company was renamed Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines.

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ROUNDSTONE FARM

Roundstone is the beautiful Swartland base of our Mullinuex and Kloff Street labels, where a large portion of our Swartland fruit comes from.  The property is situated on the SW slopes of the Kasteelberg mountain between Malmesbury and Riebeek Kasteel, in our eperience, one of the best areas in the Swartland for grapes.

We have been working with the Syrah vineyard since 2007. It is the source of fruit for our Mullineux Schist Syrah and also a key component of our Mullineux Syrah.

We acquired the property in 2014 and, together with our viticulturist Rosa and farm manager Jeandre, have started an exciting planting program that will run from 2015 to 2018. We will be planting more Syrah, and also Chenin blanc, Grenache (noir and blanc), Cinsault, Clairette blanche, Carignan, Semillon Gris, Roussanne, Maccabeu, and some more esoteric varieties.

The soils on Roundstone are all based on a bedrock of very deep Schist, with the top soils varying from heavy, hard blue schist, through lovely weathered brown schist with veins of quartz and also some very deep colluvial soils that have settled from erosion of the Table Mountain Sandstone on the top of Kasteelberg. The heavy rocky soils tend to produce deeply structured red wines and white wines with lovely texture.

We follow a reasoned farming approach in the vineyards at Roundstone, so we do not make use of weed killers, insecticides or any systemic fungicides. We plant a variety of cover crops in the winter to prevent erosion, build the organic matter in the soil, provide shade for the soils and to prevent weeds from growing in the vines. We also make extensive use of mulch and composts, which we are making ourselves from organic matter on the farm and also from the free ranging Nguni cattle on the property.

  • Mullineux Granite Chenin Blanc 2017

    Mullineux Granite Chenin Blanc 2017
    $127.00

    Though the 2017 growing season was dry, the Granite soils retain good moisture deep down, and the vines use this to retain a great freshness to balance the texture the wine has on the palate. The nose has aromas of...

  • Mullineux Granite Chenin Blanc 2018

    Mullineux Granite Chenin Blanc 2018
    $127.00

    The Granite Chenin tends to exhibit a fantastic natural acidity that balances out the texture and mid-palate that all Swartland white wines possess. The nose is flinty with some stone fruit and citrus aromatics. Ageing...

  • Mullineux Granite Syrah 2014

    Mullineux Granite Syrah 2014
    $201.00

    Varietals: 100% Syrah Bottling Date: 24th January 2016 Production: 2832 bottles / 236 cases & 190 Magnums Wine of Origin: Swartland Technical Details at Bottling: Alcohol 14% - RS 1.9 g/l - TA 5.2 g/l - pH 3.75 Vineyard...

  • Mullineux Granite Syrah 2016

    Mullineux Granite Syrah 2016
    $201.00

    This violet-perfumed Syrah is the most elegant of Mullineux's single-terroir Syrahs. The palate is medium to full bodied and delicately spicy, with a silky texture balanced by a fresh, natural acidity. There are notes of...

  • Mullineux Granite Syrah 2016 Magnum

    Mullineux Granite Syrah 2016 Magnum
    $386.00

    This violet-perfumed Syrah is the most elegant of Mullineux's single-terroir Syrahs. The palate is medium to full bodied and delicately spicy, with a silky texture balanced by a fresh, natural acidity. There are notes of...

  • Mullineux Iron Syrah 2013

    Mullineux Iron Syrah 2013
    $201.00

    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 best expression of the...

  • Mullineux Iron Syrah 2016

    Mullineux Iron Syrah 2016
    $205.00

    This very aromatic Syrah has hints of black pepper, dark berries and herbs and a bloody, earthy character on the nose. The palate is full-bodied with plenty velvety but structured tannins and a balanced natural acidity. The...

  • Mullineux Iron Syrah 2016 Magnum

    Mullineux Iron Syrah 2016 Magnum
    $390.00

    This very aromatic Syrah has hints of black pepper, dark berries and herbs and a bloody, earthy character on the nose. The palate is full-bodied with plenty velvety but structured tannins and a balanced natural acidity. The...

  • Mullineux Kloof Street Chenin Blanc 2019

    Mullineux Kloof Street Chenin Blanc 2019
    $31.00

    Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc Bottling Date: 13 July 2019 Production: 42 000 bottles / 3 500 cases Wine of Origin: Swartland Technical Details at Bottling: Alcohol 13.5% - RS 2.1 g/l - TA 4.9 g/l - pH 3.48 Source of Grapes:...

  • Mullineux Kloof Street Rouge 2015

    Mullineux Kloof Street Rouge 2015
    $29.00

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONOur Kloof Street range is all about freshness, balance and great drinkability. The Swartland Rouge is a Mediterranean style red blend based on Syrah with other Rhône varieties. The grapes are sourced...

  • Mullineux Kloof Street Rouge 2017

    Mullineux Kloof Street Rouge 2017
    $33.00

    The Kloof Street Swartland Rouge from Mullineux is a Mediterranean style red wine blend based on the Syrah grape alongside other Rhône varieties. The grapes are sourced from vineyards on the different soils in various...

  • Mullineux Kloof Street Rouge 2018

    Mullineux Kloof Street Rouge 2018
    $29.00

    The Swartland Rouge is a Mediterranean style red blend based on Syrah with other Rhône varieties. The grapes are sourced from vineyards on the different soils in various parts of the Swartland.   This seductive...

  • Mullineux Old Vines White 2013

    Mullineux Old Vines White 2013
    $46.00

    The Swartland is blessed with an abundance of old vine Chenin and we use this as the backbone of our white blend. We then add several small parcels of Mediterranean varieties for complexity, balance and aromatic...

  • Mullineux Old Vines White 2018

    Mullineux Old Vines White 2018
    $54.00

    The Swartland is blessed with an abundance of old vine Chenin and we use this as the backbone of our white blend. We then add several small parcels of Mediterranean varieties for complexity, balance and aromatic...

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    Mullineux Olerasay #2 375ml
    $148.00

    Five years after the first release, we have Olerasay No 2, a solera-aged straw wine from Mullineux in South Africa’s Swartland region. The first release was amazing, but this is better. It is in a peer group with the...

  • Mullineux Quartz Chenin Blanc 2017

    Mullineux Quartz Chenin Blanc 2017
    $127.00

    This QUARTZ Chenin has a citrus blossom nose. The palate has some mineral, salineccharacter and a spicy pepperiness. There is a lively acidity with a fresh grapefruit pithiness, a focused mid-palate and a phenolic grip...

  • Mullineux Schist Syrah 2013

    Mullineux Schist Syrah 2013
    $201.00

    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 expression of the...

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