Schist Syrah now comes entirely from Chris and Andrea Mullineux’s home farm, using fruit that they used to buy when they were at Tulbagh Mountain Vineyards. For me, it’s the most floral and focused of their three soil-based reds, with violet, blackberry and liquorice notes, some pepper spice and a fine finish.
Producer Information: Mullineux Family Wines
After working several vintages at wineries in France, South Africa and California, Chris & Andrea Mullineux chose to settle in the Swartland region of South Africa, firmly believing that the granite and schist based terroirs and old vineyards of the Swartland have the potential to produce truly great wine.
They established Mullineux Family Wines in 2007. 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 2019 they had received twenty five 5 star ratings from Platter’s South African Wine Guide, as well as being awarded Platter’s Winery of the Year in 2014, 2016 and 2019. In addition, Andrea Mullineux was named Wine Enthusiast’s 2016 International Winemaker of the Year and in 2017 Chris & Andrea were Tim Atkin’s South African Winemakers of the Year.