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Mother Rock Force Majeure Semillon 2018

Mother Rock Force Majeure Sémillon2018

£16.50

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Fresh and saline with incredible texture. Waxy  apples, lemon pith and salty brine. A great textural example of this grape that gives amazing value.

 

Tech

Region
Sub-Region
Paardeberg Mountain
Blend Info.
Sémillon
Bottle Vol.
750ml

Producer

Mother Rock

Johan Meyer has quickly sprung to prominence in South Africa, forming his eponymous label focussing on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Mother Rock wines are made in collaboration with 

Ben Henshaw, CEO and founder of UK importer Indigo Wines.

The focus of the label is on ‘natural’ terroir-driven wines, with sustainable farming and minimal intervention winemaking at the fore. White production is based on the South African stalwart Chenin Blanc, and the reds focus on the traditional varieties of Southern France.
South Africa has a plethora of previously abandoned old-vine plantings, and it is great to see these historic sites being brought back to life by the likes of Meyer. These are lively and pure wines, bottled unfined and unfiltered, so may develop sediment in bottle and appear cloudy in the glass.

Region

Swartland

Swartland, a large wine-producing area, is located 65 kilometers north of Cape Town in the Western Cape of South Africa. The climate is warm and dry, the terroirs are diverse (it has among the oldest viticultural soils in the world), and the landscape is breathtaking. 

The area is home to some of the best wines in the country as well as some of the most progressive producers.Typical wines produced here specialise in making rich, fruit-driven wines from the Shiraz, Chenin Blanc and Pinotage grape varieties. 

Swartland, meaning 'Black Land’ is anything but dark, with golden wheatfields, mountains and a diverse landscape. The name comes from the now endangered indigenous renosterbos living in Swartland. At the foot of these Paardeberg mountains, you’ll find an unpretentious wine community. 

The region is home to the most outstanding South African producers, including Mullineux.