Mullineux Granite Syrah 2021
The IRON Syrah vineyard has always been very important in creating a Syrah with incredible mid-palate, deep fragrance and round tannins. This is due to the ancient Koffieklip soils. The dry land bush vines on this exposed site are the earliest ripening of all of our Syrahs and gives us insight to the quality of the vintage ahead.
Winemaking and Maturation
Foot stomped, 100% whole clusters into open top 500L barrels. Hand punch-downs took place to encourage natural and very gentle extraction. The fermentation cycles completed with indigenous yeast and microbes. The wines were racked and pressed to barrel after four weeks of maceration.
This wine spent 12 months in French oak 500L barrels. 50% was new, followed by another 10 months in 2000L Foudre. Eight months of ageing in bottle before its release.
Brimming with flavours of wild blueberry and dark plum that lead, into hints of tomato leaf, aromatic allspice and a floral complexity. The full-bodied meatiness of this wine, has a freshness and long finish that intertwines with its fine grain tannins. The IRON Syrah with its natural extract, deep perfume and round mid-palate. Always the most open and attractive of the three single soil Syrahs in its youth.