2015
Mother Rock
'Liquid Skin'
Swartland

2015
Mother Rock
'Liquid Skin'
Swartland

Chenin Blanc for this wine is sourced from a dry-farmed, southeast facing bush vine plot planted in 1973 on the outskirts of Malmesbury. It has been farmed organically since 2009. Much of the region has shale based soils, though this site has an abundance of decomposed granitic sand (adding delicacy) with Koffie Klip (ironstone) that brings plenty of power and minerality.

Oxidation is allowed before ferment to add complexity and longevity. The grapes are entirely naturally, whole bunch fermented on skins for two weeks after which they stayed post ferment for another seven weeks on skins and stems. The wine was aged in old 500L French oak for 10 months on the gross lees after witch the wine was racked and bottled unfined and unfiltered in December.

Deep golden orange. Complex aromas of exotic fruits, apricot, honey glazed nuts, and kumquat marmalade. The palate shows more freshness and liveliness than the nose would lead you to believe. Layers of ripe fruit with chalk-like minerality and rampant acidity keep things vivid. plenty This is serious and structured, but also incredibly drinkable.

  • Region: Swartland
  • Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Vineyard: Single Site on the outskirts of Malmesbury
  • Vine Age: 42 years old
  • Yield: 2 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Granitic Sand with Koffie Klip over Clay
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Skin Contact: 9 weeks on skins and stems
  • Oak: 10 months in neutral French puncheons
  • Production: 150 cases
Winery & Regional Information
SWARTLAND

The Swartland begins roughly 30 miles north of Cape Town and consists of the regions between the towns of Malmesbury in the south, Darling in the west, Piketberg in the north and the Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel in the east. Learn More »

MOTHER ROCK WINES

SWARTLAND

Johan Meyer, AKA “Stompie”, has made a name for himself in the ever-emerging South African wine industry in a very short time. While his namesake ‘Signature’ wines reflect his love of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Stompie is not one to limit himself and thus created the Mother Rock Wines wines in collaboration with his UK importer Ben Henshaw of Indigo Wines. Learn More »

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