Rustenberg Five Soldiers 2006

Trophy for best Chardonnay above £10 - Decanter Magazine, UK May 2008
Redolent of flint, peach, lime and a hint of nuts. An elegant wine, fermented and matured in barrel for 15 months.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Rustenberg Wines
winemaker : Adi Badenhorst
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.02 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.27  ta : 6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Trophy for best Chardonnay above £10 - Decanter Magazine, UK May 2008

ageing : Up to 10 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : Situation: North West slopes of the Helderberg Mountain
Altitude: 300-450m
Distance from sea: ± 7km
Soil type: Decomposed granite (Tukulu/Hutton)
Rootstock: Unknown
Age of vines: Planted 1984
Trellising: Vertically shoot positioned
Pruning: 2 bud spur pruning
Irrigation: Drip Irrigation

about the harvest: Harvested: end of February 2006
Grape analysis:
Acidity: 6.4 g/l
pH: 3.51
Sugar: 23.9° Balling
Yield: 4 tons/ha

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