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Elandskloof Chardonnay

Leeu Passant, Elandskloof Chardonnay 2015

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Pre-order offer. Wine available for shipping in the first week of April 2017.

'Andrea and Chris Mullineux who have established an exceptional reputation working with Swartland vineyards have been working on a new project with Indian businessman Analjit Singh for the past few years, grapes sourced from across the Cape. The first of these wines from the 2015 vintage and carrying the Leeu Passant label have now been released. Matured for 12 months in 228-litre barrels, 30% new. The nose shows some reduction as well as a delicate floral note, pear, green apple and citrus plus a hint of vanilla. Pure fruit, fresh acidity and a pithy finish – appears light notwithstanding an alcohol of 14%, the oak very well integrated.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 92/100

An adventure into Cape wine heritage by Chris & Andrea Mullineux and Analjit Singh.

Sourced from a parcel of Chardonnay planted in the high altitude Elandskloof (Kaaimansgat) appellation.

Tasting notes:
This wine has a nose of stone fruit and lemon biscuits. The palate has a creamy, limey, citrus character with exotic spice notes and is full but balanced by a fresh, tight finish. Best served at 10-12 °C, this wine will show optimally when decanted within the first 3 years after bottling.

Production:
The grapes are chilled in our cold room, where after they are pressed whole bunch and allowed to settle overnight. 25ppm SO2 is added, and no further additions are made. The must is then racked to barrel for fermentation and temperatures are not allowed to exceed 24°C. Fermentation lasted 4 weeks after which the wine was left to complete malolactic fermentation and left unsulphured until bottling.

About Leeu Pessant:
Since 2013, Chris and Andrea have been working on a new wine project with their partner Analjit Sing. They are excited to announce the release of a new flagship portfolio of wines called Leeu Passant - a name derived from heraldry, where a 'Lion Passant' is a walking lion. For many years, their viticulturist, Rosa Kruger, has been enthusing about special parcels of vines outside the Swartland; however, they couldn’t use these as their Mullineux and Kloof Street wines are exclusively from Swartland vineyards. Leeu Passant is the culmination of a vision shared by Chris, Andrea and Analjit, to harness these exciting vineyards to create wines under a new label in a different wine region, in their Franschhoek winery, with the same attention to detail, passion, and uncompromisingly high standards that their Swartland wines are made with.

Analysis:
Alc: 14.0% RS: 2.4 g/l TA: 5.8 g/l pH: 3.39
Pre-order offer. Wine available for shipping in the first week of April 2017.

'Andrea and Chris Mullineux who have established an exceptional reputation working with Swartland vineyards have been working on a new project with Indian businessman Analjit Singh for the past few years, grapes sourced from across the Cape. The first of these wines from the 2015 vintage and carrying the Leeu Passant label have now been released. Matured for 12 months in 228-litre barrels, 30% new. The nose shows some reduction as well as a delicate floral note, pear, green apple and citrus plus a hint of vanilla. Pure fruit, fresh acidity and a pithy finish – appears light notwithstanding an alcohol of 14%, the oak very well integrated.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 92/100

An adventure into Cape wine heritage by Chris & Andrea Mullineux and Analjit Singh.

Sourced from a parcel of Chardonnay planted in the high altitude Elandskloof (Kaaimansgat) appellation.

Tasting notes:
This wine has a nose of stone fruit and lemon biscuits. The palate has a creamy, limey, citrus character with exotic spice notes and is full but balanced by a fresh, tight finish. Best served at 10-12 °C, this wine will show optimally when decanted within the first 3 years after bottling.

Production:
The grapes are chilled in our cold room, where after they are pressed whole bunch and allowed to settle overnight. 25ppm SO2 is added, and no further additions are made. The must is then racked to barrel for fermentation and temperatures are not allowed to exceed 24°C. Fermentation lasted 4 weeks after which the wine was left to complete malolactic fermentation and left unsulphured until bottling.

About Leeu Pessant:
Since 2013, Chris and Andrea have been working on a new wine project with their partner Analjit Sing. They are excited to announce the release of a new flagship portfolio of wines called Leeu Passant - a name derived from heraldry, where a 'Lion Passant' is a walking lion. For many years, their viticulturist, Rosa Kruger, has been enthusing about special parcels of vines outside the Swartland; however, they couldn’t use these as their Mullineux and Kloof Street wines are exclusively from Swartland vineyards. Leeu Passant is the culmination of a vision shared by Chris, Andrea and Analjit, to harness these exciting vineyards to create wines under a new label in a different wine region, in their Franschhoek winery, with the same attention to detail, passion, and uncompromisingly high standards that their Swartland wines are made with.

Analysis:
Alc: 14.0% RS: 2.4 g/l TA: 5.8 g/l pH: 3.39
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Country

ZA

Region

Western Cape

Style

White

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