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Brutal! Red, Mother Rock 2020

Mother Rock

£25.80

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Mother Rock is a collaboration between winemaker Johan Meyer and Indigo founder Ben Henshaw. Johan, a 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. They work on 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. Johan has bought his own farm, in the north Swartland, and is establishing vineyards there which in time he will use in his wines. 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. 

An unconventional red made with Cinsault juice pressed onto dried Carignan skins, resulting in a bright, juicy wine that combines red currant and cranberry with savoury herbal notes. Chill it down and try not to drink it too quickly…

Producer  Mother Rock of Johan Meyer

Origin Swartland, South Africa

Grapes  Cinsault

Vintage 2020

Alcohol 12.5% ABV

Style Medium body natural red

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Manual harvested, the grapes are pressed onto dried Carignan skins, and the wine undergoes a warm 30 degree ferment for around 10 days, and spends a further 22 days on skins post-ferment. Ageing takes place on its gross lees in old 500-litre French oak barrels for 11 months, after which it is bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

Notes Organic, Natural