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Rustenberg Stellenbosch Roussanne 2010

Fragrant flinty minerals, peach and apricot fruit characters with complex flavours of green apple 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 : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.84 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 5.67 g/l  
type : White  style : Very Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
Robert Parker Rating Aug. 2011 - 89 Points
in the vineyard :  Situation: Simonsberg Mountain Stellenbosch
Wine of Origin: Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
Altitude: 300m - 420m
Distance from Sea: ± 25 km
Soil Type: Oakleaf
Root Stock: 101-14 Mgt
Age of Vines: Planted: 1999
Trellising: Vertically shoot-positioned
Pruning: Spur Pruning
Irrigation: Drip irrigation

Vintage Comment
A lovely cold, wet winter in 2009 allowed for good, even budding of the vineyards during spring, and then the beautiful, warm, sunny days in summer resulted in great flavor and colour development in the berries. Full fruit flavours and soft tannins with good aromatics and ideal acidity made 2010 and excellent vintage for Roussanne.

about the harvest: Harvested: February 2010

in the cellar : The grapes for the Roussanne were selectively hand-picked into small crates, chilled overnight and whole bunch pressed, before being fermented in tanks. After 3 months on lees, the wine was stabilized for bottling.

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