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Darling

Rooderust

Rooderust farm was purchased in 1998 and today forms the most stable, dependable member in the portfolio. With approximately 120 ha under vine on even land in the Darling area, it is just 13km from the Atlantic Ocean, benefiting from its cooling breeze and practically perfect for cultivating grapes in the hot African sun.

Climate

Set 13km from the Atlantic Ocean...

Set 13km from the Atlantic Ocean the farm is situated in a low rainfall area, with an annual average of 400 to 500mm of rain, experiencing cooler days in the ripening months of January and February due to the sea breezes on hot summer afternoons. The entire 120 hectares is clear of leaf roll virus (red and white vines) and grapes can happily obtain full ripeness every season.

Soils

The predominantly granite soils...

The predominantly granite soils containing a percentage of clay consistently produces wines with good weight and structure. Hence the plethora of cultivars planted here. Besides the grapes, Rooderust also specialises in wheat and livestock.

The Wines

An eclectic array of cultivars are grown here...

An eclectic array of cultivars are grown here. Sangiovese is successfully produced due to the lower summer rains which tend to control the natural vigour of this Italian cultivar. While Bordeaux cultivars are also successfully produced with irrigation scheduled strictly according to cultivar, growth stage and a close eye on weather forecasts. Ugni Blanc was specifically planted for our Armagnac style, Sagnac

The Vineyards

Ha

18.28

Number of Blocks

4

Years Planted

1987-2005

Clones

160,20,15

Rootstock

R110/R99

Altitude

134-179m

Trellising

VSP

Irrigation

Drip

The Vineyards

Ha

18.39

Number of Blocks

2

Years Planted

2002-2019

Clones

1,214,623

Rootstock

R99, R110

Altitude

158-160m

Trellising

VSP

Irrigation

Drip

The Vineyards

Ha

28.1

Number of Blocks

7

Years Planted

1985-2005

Clones

MO192, MO348, MO314,MO12

Rootstock

R110, R99, Ruggeri140

Altitude

138-211m

Trellising

VSP

Irrigation

Drip

The Vineyards

Ha

1.89

Number of Blocks

1

Years Planted

2001

Clones

MT11A

Rootstock

R99

Altitude

161m

Trellising

VSP

Irrigation

Drip

The Vineyards

Ha

13.13

Number of Blocks

3

Years Planted

2000-2002

Clones

1

Rootstock

R99, R110

Altitude

151-170m

Trellising

VSP

Irrigation

Drip

The Vineyards

Ha

8.68

Number of Blocks

2

Years Planted

1996-2001

Clones

CY76

Rootstock

R99

Altitude

148-152M

Trellising

VSP, Bushvine

Irrigation

Drip

The Vineyards

Ha

5.3

Number of Blocks

2

Years Planted

2009-2010

Clones

PGR52A

Rootstock

R110

Altitude

146m

Trellising

VSP

Irrigation

Drip

The Vineyards

Ha

8.91

Number of Blocks

2

Years Planted

1999-2000

Clones

unknown

Rootstock

R99, R100

Altitude

147-162m

Trellising

VSP

Irrigation

Drip

The Vineyards

Ha

1

Number of Blocks

1

Years Planted

2009

Clones

SE384

Rootstock

R110

Altitude

146m

Trellising

VSP

Irrigation

Drip

The Vineyards

Ha

1

Number of Blocks

1

Years Planted

2016

Clones

1, 2

Rootstock

R110

Altitude

151-154m

Trellising

VSP

Irrigation

Drip

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