Cape Rock Wines is situated between the towns of Vredendal and Klawer, 300km north from Cape Town and 30 km inland from Doringbaai on the West Coast of South Africa. We grow a variety of red and white grapes, such as Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier and Colombard. The vineyards are located on a single 11-hectare farm just above the banks of the Olifants river floodplain.
Cape Rock Rosé 2017
Cultivar: 52% Mourvèdre, 34% Grenache; 14% Syrah
The wine is light in colour and light bodied with a nose dominated by pomegranate and red summer berries such as wild strawberry, raspberries. The tannins are extremely soft and there are virtually no discernable oak flavours. The wine was made to be enjoyed at release, but should improve with age for up to 3 years after. It is ideal to be enjoyed slightly chilled on its own or with aromatic foods, pizza, charcuterie and firm cheeses.
Cultivar: 100% Grenache
Cape Rock Carignan 2017
The wine is light to medium bodied with hints of red cherry and some earthy flavours on the nose. The tannins are extremely soft and fine and the acidity (even though not high) quite noticeable. The wine is ideal to be enjoyed slightly chilled and will go well with firm cheeses and charcuterie.
Cultivar: 100% Carignan
The wine is light in colour and light bodied with a sweet nose of red summer berries, red fruits and spicy, herbaceous notes. The wine was made to be enjoyed at release, but should improve with age for up to 5 years after release. Amnesty is ideal to be enjoyed on its own in winter or slightly chilled during summer evenings and will go well if paired with charcuterie or breads and hard cheeses.
Cultivar: 36% Syrah, 33% Grenache, 31% Mourvèdre
The grapes for the 2016 vintage were picked before they reached full ripeness and lost too much natural acidity, resulting in a very lean but still full flavoured wine, displaying strong fruit flavours like melon, a touch of banana, white peach, pear, pineapple, lychee and apricot on the nose. The mouth feel is elegant and soft with good staying power. The wine is meant to be enjoyed in its youth in order to enjoy the fresh fruit flavours. We believe that the wine can be enjoyed on its own or with white meat, roast pork, cream based dishes or a variety of light seafood dishes.hearty meat stews or barbecues.
Cultivar: 40% Viognier, 31% Grenache Blanc, 29% Roussanne
The wine is medium bodied with ripe red raspberry through to plums, violets, slight aniseed, pepper and other spice aromas on the nose that carries through to the palate. The tannins are soft and well integrated. The wine can be enjoyed from the late 2015, but should only improve with age for up to 8 years after release. The wine is ideal to be enjoyed on its own in winter or slightly chilled in summer evenings and will go well with firm cheeses, charcuterie, lamb or game dishes.
Cultivar: 84% Syrah, 10% Mourvédre, 6% Viognier
The wine is full bodied with a sweet nose of red and darker summer berries and red fruits. It was made to be enjoyed early, but should improve with age for up to 7 years after release. The wine is ideal to be enjoyed on its own in winter or slightly chilled during summer evenings and will go well with charcuterie, breads and hard cheeses, hearty meat stews or barbecues.
Cultivar: 37% Touriga Nacional, 37% Souza, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 2% Tinta Barocca, 1% Mourvèdre, 1% Viognier