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Mother Rock Carignan/Cinsault 2015

JH Meyer Wines
Mother Rock Carignan/Cinsault

We love this because...

This takes two normally unheralded grape varieties and makes a blend that absolutely crammed with bristling, blackberry fruit and elegant tannins. Whilst it weighs in at a flyweight 11.5% alcohol...

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We love this because...

This takes two normally unheralded grape varieties and makes a blend that absolutely crammed with bristling, blackberry fruit and elegant tannins. Whilst it weighs in at a flyweight 11.5% alcohol the delicious fruit concentration ensures it packs a heavyweight punch.

HK$ 240
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Flavour profile

Complexity (C): 60
Acidity (A): 60
Body (B): 40
Tannin (T): 40
Fruit (F): 60

Tasting notes

Blackberry Coffee Plum Spices

The story

Wine type

Crunchy, juicy red

Region

Swartland

South Africa

Bottle alcohol content

75cl

11.5%

 

The wine

Only 2600 bottles have been produced of this wine which uses two 26-28 year old vineyards between Paarl and Malmesbury. These are organically farmed and naturally produce low yields of about 32hl/ha ensuring great concentration of flavours in the grapes. This is compounded in the winery by the use 100% whole cluster fermentation meaning the grapes spend a total of 30+ days on the skins and stems which helps slowly and gently develop the tannins and the texture of the finished wine.

Aging is in 4 year old 225l French oak barrels, again helping build texture and structure without adding overt oak flavour. After 11 month’s aging the wine is blended and then bottled unfined and unfiltered. The outcome is absolutely packed with crunchy, fresh blackberry fruit and elegant fine tannins – combined with the low alcohol level this is a great example of a wine that demonstrates you don’t need to make over-extracted 15%+ monsters to make a flavour-packed characterful wines.

The producer

Johan ‘Stompie’ Meyer has rightly received recognition as one of the most exciting...

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