Mullineux Granite Syrah 2020
The GRANITE Syrah is from a single parcel of sustainably farmed dry land bush vines, planted in the late 80’s in the deep decomposed Granitic soils of the Paardeberg. This is the parcel of Syrah that gives the best expression of the Paardeberg’s terroir – freshness and perfume.
Winemaking and Maturation
Safe guarded from the high-summer Swartland sun in February, the Granite Syrah was picked during the cool morning air and the 100% whole bunches were immediately foot-crushed into 500L barrels.
This floral perfumed Syrah is the most elegant of our 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 black pepper, violets and lilies, red berries and herbs. With the very gentle oak integration, the elegance and length of tannin in this wine it beckons ageing of 15 to 25 years. Decanting is recommended when opened young.