Rustenberg Five Soldiers 2007

Redolent of flint, peach, lime and a hint of nuts. An elegant wine, fermented and matured in barrel for 15 months. Enjoy now or within 7 - 10 years of vintage.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Rustenberg Wines
winemaker : Randolph Christians
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.06 % vol  rs : 3.61 g/l  pH : 3.35  ta : 5.26 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Up to 10 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : This very small vineyard, once again, produced exceptional fruit in 2007.
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 2007
Grape analysis:
Acidity: 7.17 g/l
pH: 3.4
Sugar: 23.5° Balling
Yield: 4 tons/ha (± 2700 litres / 10 000m²)

in the cellar : Whole bunch pressed directly to barrel for natural fermentation and maturation of 15 months. 100 % MLF (Malolactic Fermentation) occurred naturally.

Oak used: 500 L Burgundian barrels. 70% new oak for 15 months.
Production: 745 x 6 x 750ml
Bottled: October 2008

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