Mullineux Old Vine Straw Wine 2021 Swartland
Mullineux's Straw Wine is one of the great sweet wines of the world. It is made from old vine Chenin Blanc that is harvested at normal ripeness levels and air-dried for three to four weeks, concentrating the sugars, flavours and, most importantly, acidity. The wine is slowly pressed and ferments in old barrels for six to nine months before natural settling and bottling. The resulting wine has an incredibly intense nose of dried fruit, marmalade, marzipan and honey. On the palate, it is powerful and intense, with around 300 grams per litre residual sugar, but this is balanced by a vibrant acidity that leaves the wine tasting fresh and dry.