Rustenberg Stellenbosch Roussanne 2008

Fragrant flinty minerals, peach & apricot fruit characters with complex flavours of green plum evident on the palate. Characters of sweeter pineapple flesh out the mid-palate and give weight to the finish.


variety : Roussanne | 100% Roussanne
winery : Rustenberg Wines
winemaker : Randolph Christians
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.27 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.25  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : White   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Can keep for 5 years.

in the vineyard : 
Cultivar: 100% Roussanne
Situation: Simonsberg Mountain, Stellenbosch
Altitude: 250m
Distance from sea: 25km
Soil type: Oakleaf
Rootstock: 101-14 Mgt
Vines planted in: 1999
Trellising: Vertically shoot positioned
Pruning: Spur Pruning
Irrigation: Drip Irrigation

about the harvest: 
Harvested: 25th February 2008 and 10 March 2008
Grape Analysis:
Acidity: 5.19g/l
pH: 3.43
Sugar: 23.9 Balling
Yield: 4 tons/ha

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