Quoin Rock Wine Farm is a 158-hectare estate that lies in the foothills of the Simonsberg mountain in Stellenbosch. This region is known as the Napa Valley of South Africa. If you want to create the very best red wine, this is the place to be. When the Gaiduk family took ownership of the estate in 2012. Viticulturist Nico Walters, who set to work on three years of intensive rehabilitation across the farm which involved rejuvenating neglected vineyards, uprooting poorly performing blocks, and replanting 11 hectares of vine to introduce new clones and cultivars to the farm. Today, 36 hectares of vineyard are spread across the 200-hectare property, allowing plenty of room for future expansion. Walters also looks after an additional 11 hectares of vineyards on Boskloof farm, Quoin Rock’s sister-property in the Elim district on the windswept Agulhas Plain. Here the cool climate and extreme coastal terroir create memorable Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, with grapes high in acidity and minerality offering the perfect foil to the fruit-forward vineyards of Stellenbosch. With premium grapes arriving from two unique vineyard sites, it’s no surprise that Quoin Rock winemaker Jacques Maree likes to take a hands-off approach in the cellar. We want to be as true to our terroir as possible. We have a particular style of wine that we want to produce, but that process begins in the vineyard. It’s about respecting the terroir and what the vineyards give us….
The Quoin Rock Méthode Cap Classique displays prominent notes of green apple, honey oats, biscuit and lime which are supported by interesting mineral characteristics on the bouquet. A delicate mousse with tiny, persistent bubbles compliment the crisp, refreshing acidity and creamy palate of this elegant style MCC. This product is produced as “luxuriously” as possible as the Gaiduk family are keen enthusiasts of Champagne.