The Rogge Cloof Joachim Scholtz wine is named after the first owner of Rogge Cloof.
The wine is a Continental style Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon Blend. It has concentrated aromas of red and black berries, white pepper, with gamey and cocoa undertones. It has a highly extracted palate with refined tannins, ending in a lengthy finish. The grapes originate from the first vineyards in the newly allocated Sutherland-Karoo region, which is the highest vineyards in South Africa, planted at 1500m above sea level. It is therefore also from the coldest wine growing region in South Africa, yielding 2.5 tons per hectare.
The fruit is cold soaked for 9 days at 8º Celsius; Pumped over 2-3 times daily to maintain a low temperature in the cap; Whole-bunch fermentation at low temperatures. Both free-run and press juice were used.
The wine is aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, of which 25% is new. This wine is South Africa's first true continental climate wine, produced from all Organic practices.