2015
Mother Rock
Syrah
Swartland

2015
Mother Rock
Syrah
Swartland

All of the grapes are grown from a single site in the Paardeberg region, between Paarl and Malmesbury on the West Coast. The vineyard was planted in 1990 to high density vines, all dryland farmed. As of 2013 Stompie's farmers are practicing more organic farming methods with no chemical sprays. Soils are mostly decomposed granite with Malmesbury shale which acts as a building block for the the structure and freshness of his wines.

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 100% whole bunch fermentation for approximately 10 days. The juice then spends an additional 22 days “post ferment” on the skins for tannin integration. Aging occurs for 11 months in neutral French oak on the gross lees, after which the wine was bottled in April 2016. No fining or filtration upon bottling.

  • Region: Swartland
  • Varietal: 100% Syrah
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Vineyard: Single Vineyard in Paardeberg Mountain
  • Vine Age: 26 years old
  • Yield: 5 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Decomposed Granite with Malmesbury Shale
  • TA: 6.7 g/L
  • pH: 3.45
  • Residual Sugar: 2.1 g/L
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Harvest Date: First week of February 2015
  • Skin Contact: 22 days post ferment
  • Oak: 11 months in neutral French Oak
  • Bottled Date: April 2, 2016
  • Production: 144 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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