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.