Rustenberg Five Soldiers 1999

A complex array of characters that only shows with time in the glass. Tremendous concentration on the palate, with flavours of almond, peach and spice. Balanced with great persistence on the palate.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Rustenberg Wines
winemaker : Rod Easthope
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.75 % vol  rs : 8.2 g/l  pH : 3.41  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
4 Stars - John Platter Wine Guide 2001
Best New World White Wine - Steven Spurrier in UK Decanter Magazine

ageing : Will offer great drinking with increasing complexity over the next 5 to 7 years.

in the vineyard : Situation: North West Slopes of the Helderberg Mountain
Altitude: 350m
Distance from Sea: 7km
Soil type: Hutton (Decomposed Granite)
Rootstock: Unknown
Age of Vines: 15 years
Trellising: Vertically Shoot Positioned
Pruning: 2 node spur pruning

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested on 12 February 1999.
Yield: 4 tons/hectare.

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