Syrah by Mother Rock
plum - spicy - herbaceous - blackberry
Mother Rock is a collaboration between winemaker Johan Meyer and Indigo founder Ben Henshaw. Johan, a rising star of the new South African wine scene, developed strong relationships with some of the best grape growers across the Cape over the years, and as a result he has gained access to some of the region’s best fruit. Noticing a gap in the UK market for artisanal, well-made South African Chenin at an accessible price, they decided to use this fruit to create the first Force Majeure. The success of this wine has given way to two new additions to the Force Majeure line: a Cinsault Rosé and a Red Blend made up of Syrah, Pinotage, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan and Mourvedre, both produced with the same principles as the original.Recently, they’ve also started working on new wines under the ‘Mother Rock’ label, focusing on discovering exceptional parcels of well-farmed vines grown on a variety of soil types and vinified as simply as possible. These are terroir-focused wines made to offer drinkability and enjoyment, and it doesn’t hurt that the labels are beautiful. Ultimately, Mother Rock is about showcasing the best and purest expression of South Africa’s diverse terroir.
100% syrah. Approximately 30 year old vines. Decomposed granite with malmesbury shale soils. Dryland farmed. Hand harvested in the early morning. 100% whole cluster fermentation. 10 day fermentation. 22 day post fermentation skin contact. Aged 11 months on neutral oak on gross lees.
|South Africa||Coastal Region||Swartland|