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Mother Rock Grenache 2015

JH Meyer Wines
Mother Rock Grenache

We love this because...

Don’t let the delicate colour fool you – this wine packs a punch with bags of fresh strawberry fruit and white pepper on the palate. All wrapped up in subtle tannins and a Pinot Noir...

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We love this because...

Don’t let the delicate colour fool you – this wine packs a punch with bags of fresh strawberry fruit and white pepper on the palate. All wrapped up in subtle tannins and a Pinot Noir like texture which make for a complete package that will change the way you think of Grenache.

HK$ 240
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Flavour profile

Complexity (C): 60
Acidity (A): 80
Body (B): 40
Tannin (T): 20
Fruit (F): 20

Tasting notes

Cherry Pepper Plum Strawberry

The story

Wine type

Elegant, spicy red

Region

Swartland

South Africa

Bottle alcohol content

75cl

12%

The wine

The holy trinity of good vine age (28 years), difficult soils (decomposed granite and Malmesbury Shale) and organic, dry-farming come together in the single vineyard site that provides the grapes for this wine. The grapes are hand-harvested in the early morning to help retain freshness in the finished wine and then transported back to the winery where they undergo fermentation for around 10 days.

After this the wine is left on the skins (and stems as this wine is 100% whole cluster) for a further 22 days to build more character and complexity into the finished wine. After pressing the wine is sent to age on gross lees for 11 months in old (4 year) 225 l French oak. It is then blended and bottled, unfined and unfiltered. This is a Grenache that shows why so many winemakers see such potential in the variety combining elegance and delicacy with real concentration and character.

The producer

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

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