Rogge Cloof is proud to offer its own wines and guests may book wine tasting sessions to experience our quality wines.
The grapes for the red wines originate from vines of the Sutherland-Karoo region and, at 1500m above sea level, this is the coldest wine producing region in South Africa.
Wine Tasting session showcasing 3 Rogge Cloof Wines
- Rogge Cloof Salpeterkop, a continental style Syrah. The wine offers layers of aromas such as rose petals, black cherries, cloves and freshly milled white pepper. The wine has succulence and richness on the palate and ends in a pleasant, long and ripe finish.
Rogge Cloof Salpeterkop is a single vineyard wine, yielding 3 tons per hectare.
- Rogge Cloof Joachim Scholtz, which 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 wine is aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, of which 25% is new.
- Rogge Cloof Sneeukop, which has rich layers of citrus, peach and apple blossom, enhanced by a buttery mouth feel, lifted by a fresh acidity. The grapes were hand harvested, sorted and de-stemmed. Old hardy bush vines, surviving decades of formidable conditions, were used, resulting in a highly complex fruit.
The vine yields only 2.5 tons per hectare. The fruit undergoes fermentation in French and Hungarian oak; after fermentation the wine remains in barrels for a further 12 months for natural stabilization. Bâtonnage is carried out on a scheduled basis, to add complexity and a ͚buttery͛ mouth feel.