Mullineux Swartland ‘The Gris’ Old Vines Sémillon 2022
Wine of Origin Swartland
- Sémillon Gris is considered a South African phenomenon and this wine has gained an international following for its quality and rarity.
- In the mid-1800s, 40% of all vineyards in South Africa were Sémillon Gris, but now only a few exist.
- This vineyard was planted in 1960 on the granite slopes of the Paardeberg.
- We took cuttings from this vineyard and spent 10 years repropagating them through a nursery, and have replanted the country’s first official, legally recognized Sémillon Gris on our regenerative organically farmed vineyard, Roundstone.
“O siyeza, o siyeza , sizofika webaba noma
O siyeza, o siyeza, siyagudla lomhlaba
Siyawela ngapheshaya kulezontaba ezimnyama
Lapha sobheka phansi konke ukuhlupheka”
This wine represents a transition from the past to the future, as does the metaphor of transformation represented in the lyrics of Johnny Clegg & Savuka’s powerful “O Siyeza”.
Winemaker: Andrea Mullineux
Price raised per case
- 6 x 750ml or equivalent
- Highest: R
- Lowest: R
- Average: R
- Bottle Size 750ml
- Case Size: 6 x 750ml
- Cases Produced: 41
- Cases Auctioned: 26
- Alc: 14.02 vol%
- RS: 3.3 g/l
- TA: 6.4 g/l
- pH: 3.23