Mother Rock ” Force Celeste Chenin Blanc 2019″


Cuvée: Force Celeste
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): Chenin Blanc
Fermentation: Native
Appellation: Swartland
Region, Country: Swartland, South Africa
Size: 750 ml
ALC./ABV: 12%

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This wine comes from an organic vineyard near Paardeberg Mountain. The 30+ year old vines have been dry farmed since they were planted in 1983. The wine was fermented partially at low temperature in tank, and partially in neutral oak barrel. A minor part of the blend was fermented whole-cluster in open-top foudre for a month. After nine months of élevage, the components are blended and bottled. (<1200 Cases Produced)

Mother Rock is a collaboration between winemaker Johan Meyer and Indigo founder Ben Henshaw. Johan, a rising star of the new South African wine scene, developed strong relationships with some of the best grapegrowers across the Cape over the years, and as a result he has gained access to some of the region’s best fruit. Noticing a gap in the UK market for artisanal, well-made South African Chenin at an accessible price, they decided to use this fruit to create the first Force Majeure. The success of this wine has given way to two new additions to the Force Majeure line: a Cinsault Rosé and a Red Blend made up of Syrah, Pinotage, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan and Mourvedre, both produced with the same principles as the original.Recently, they’ve also started working on new 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. 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.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 25 cm


Size / Capacity

750 ml

By Style

Light and Crisp White

By Country

South Africa

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