This wine is impossibly fun to drink. Beautiful pale pink with fresh berries and mineral lift on the nose. The palate is full of energy and tension without being aggressive. The fruit weight at the low alcohol is impressive.
From vintage 2020, Johan “Stompie” Meyer has made the wines in his cellar at the new home of Mother Rock and JH Meyer Wines, Platteklip Farm on the Piketberg Mountain in northern Swartland.
These are natural wines, with organic farming a foundation of the project. In the cellar, Stompie keeps things very simple: no additions—often not even sulphur. He reliers on a combination of the quality of the vineyard, the farming, picking early, and his skill in the winery to produce expressive wines of honesty and heart at ridiculous value.
These wines are some of the edgiest and most delicious in South Africa today.
There are vineyards being planted on the new farm that will eventually be used for this label in years to come.