Rock of Eye is a term long-used by tailors, whose mastery of their craft is judged by their ability to create bespoke garments without the need for precise measurements. Instead, they delicately balance precision and intuition, trusting in their expert eye above all else. The Rock of Eye cannot be taught; it can only be earned through perseverance, passion, and practice. Award-winning winemaker, Coenie Snyman, embraces the same philosophy in his winemaking at Rock of Eye.
Planted in 1992, this single-site Cinsault grows on the Helderberg, False Bay, and Stellenbosch foothills in a low-lying vineyard nestled in the ancient, sandy sea bed. Coenie’s goal with this wine is to capture freshness and elegance while expressing the fruit in an opulent way.
Rock Of Eye Cinsault 2022
‘Grapes from bush vines close to False Bay. Fermented and matured for six months in a combination of concrete egg and older barrels. Red and black berries, a hint of floral perfume, fynbos, earth and spice plus a little reduction on the nose while the palate has good fruit concentration, bright acidity and powdery tannins. Relatively rich and round. Alcohol: 13.47%.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100
‘The colour is bright vibrant red. The nose is expressive with a complex spicy top note reminiscent of ground black pepper and sandalwood and fruits of fresh red cherry and ripe mulberry. There is an opulent fudge-like aroma that plays with the fresh red fruit aromas and adds a perception of richness to the wine. The elegant palate shows the pepper spice with the mulberry and cherry fruits and finishes dry with a touch of juiciness. As the maiden vintage, this wine is showing tight, dry tannin at this youthful stage and I am curious to see how the wine evolves with maturation.’ – Winemaker
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