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Mont Rochelle

South Africa

Wine tasting sample list

Wine Flight Tasting are available daily from 10am until 7pm

3 wine flight R50 per person
Mont Rochelle Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Mont Rochelle Chardonnay 2016
Mont Rochelle Little Rock Rouge 2016

6 wine flight: R90 per person
Mont Rochelle Little Rock Blanc 2016
Mont Rochelle Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Mont Rochelle Chardonnay 2016
Mont Rochelle Little Rock Rouge 2016
Mont Rochelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Mont Rochelle Syrah 2014

Premium tasting: R105 per person
Mont Rochelle Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Mont Rochelle Chardonnay 2016
Mont Rochelle Merlot 2009
Mont Rochelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Gourmet tasting: R165 per person
Mont Rochelle Sauvignon Blanc 2017: Paired with smoked snoek pâté, tortilla crisps and pickled cucumber
Mont Rochelle Chardonnay 2016: Paired with deep fried goat's cheese, charred baby leeks and smoked tomato aioli
Mont Rochelle Syrah 2014: Paired with chorizo and gorgonzola mille feuille and basil pesto

WHITE WINES

Mont Rochelle Little Rock Blanc 2016
BOTTLE: R80 CASE: R480
6 for the price of 5 (R400 per case)
Harvested in the mornings, followed by gentle pressing and settling. The juice of the grapes are then fermented at 12 degrees in stainless steel and oak barrels, preserving the aromatic notes from each batch. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon and Viognier are fermented separately and then blended prior to bottling. A fresh, clean wine which is pale straw green in colour and has a delicate peach and citrus profile with well balance acidity and texture.

Mont Rochelle Sauvignon Blanc 2017
BOTTLE: R100 CASE: R600
Harvested in the cool morning, the grapes were carefully selected in the vineyard before crushing, cold soaking and pressing. The juice was settled for two days followed by cold fermentation in stainless steel tank and a small percentage was moved to older French oak barrels. After fermentation 7% of Semillon was blended into the wine. The wine was aged for 5 months on the lees. Whilst offering a fresh and zesty appeal on the palate the wine displays tropical fruit characters on the nose including passionfruit, pineapple, litchi, guava and lime.

Mont Rochelle Chardonnay 2016
BOTTLE: R120 CASE: R720
Harvested in the cool morning, the grapes were carefully selected in the vineyard before undergoing gentle whole bunch pressing. This was aged 60% in oak and 40% in stainless steel tanks to preserve aromatics and freshness. 4% of Viognier was added to lift the aromatic profile slightly. Pale straw green in colour with golden hues, displaying fresh citrus tones, with notes of apricots, peach stone fruits and melon.

Mont Rochelle Miko White 2015
(Not available for tasting)
BOTTLE: R350 CASE: R2100
Harvested in the cool morning, the grapes were carefully selected before undergoing gentle whole bunch pressing. The juice was inoculated with cultured yeast that favours great aroma and flavour development. This was aged for 12 months in 90% new burgundy oak barriques. The blend comprises of 89% Chardonnay, 10% Sauvignon Blanc and 1% Semillon. It is pale straw green in colour, with beautiful stone fruit nuances and lovely fresh citrus and lime tones including butterscotch and orange peel aromas. The palate is complex and well balanced by a finely judged and elegant toasty oak component.

RED WINES

Mont Rochelle Little Rock Rouge 2016
BOTTLE: R80 CASE: R480
6 for the price of 5 (R400 per case)
The blend of four cultivars combines harmoniously to produce the perfect balance between easy-drinking and complexity showing a balanced fruit profile and a smooth, soft palate. This wine is vibrant in red fruit aromas, reminiscent of crushed cranberries and raspberries. The blend consists out of 47% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 4% Petit Verdot. The palate is long and elegant with hints of vanilla and dark chocolate with fine, polished tannins.

Mont Rochelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
BOTTLE: R170 CASE: R1,020
Ruby red youthful purple hues this wine displays an array of Cassis, eucalyptus and classic cigar box characters that are neatly integrated with layers of black fruits. The palate is delicately poised showing great balance of opulent fruit and acidity with tannins that are well defined and silky in texture.

Mont Rochelle Syrah 2014
BOTTLE: R170 CASE: R1,020
Youthful in appearance, on the nose there is generous amounts of violets, black fruits, pepper and spice. The palate displays some meaty, leathery and blackcurrant notes and yet remains very fresh and elegant with a well-rounded and polished tannin profile.

Mont Rochelle Merlot 2009
BOTTLE: R250 CASE: R1,500
This wine shows red fruits of plums, and mulberries. The palate is full and well-rounded and portrays nuances of tobacco and dark chocolate. A full bodied food wine that will benefit from being enjoyed with most red meats including balsamic braised lamb shanks served with creamy mash and caramelised seasonal vegetables.

Mont Rochelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
BOTTLE: R310 CASE: R1,860
Harvesting of the grapes occurred at optimal ripeness ensuring that the maximum fruit potential for the wine was achieved. Fermented at 25 degrees Celsius with gradual tannin extraction resulted in a full-bodied tannin profile. Matured in 100% French oak barrel, 30% which was new, for 24 months which added fine structure and smoothness. This wine is well balanced with complex fruit flavours and aromas of black cherry, mulberry and cassis.

WINERY TOURS

As Mont Rochelle is a working winery, no children under the age of 6 will be allowed into the cellar.

Complimentary Cellar Tour
Enjoy our complimentary cellar tour Monday - Friday at 11am. The experience will last approximately 20 minutes where you will be taken around the Mont Rochelle wine cellar. Pre booking is required.

Premium winery tour: R100 per person
Explore the vineyards and winery with our resident winemaker and end the tour with complimentary wine tasting. This experience will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour and is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am. Pre booking is required.