Rustenberg Stellenbosch Schoongezicht White 2010

A very attractive blend with hints of orange and savoury flavours, and a touch of sweetness on the palate.

This wine will complement a lightly spiced meal, or simply be enjoyed on its own.

variety : Semillon | 50% Semillon, 45% Viognier, 5% Roussanne
winery : Rustenberg Wines
winemaker : Randolph Christians
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.78 % vol  rs : 3.39 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 6.24 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
Robert Parker Rating Aug. 2011  - 89 Points
Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2011
4 stars - John Platter South African Wine Guide 2011

ageing : 4 to 5 years

in the vineyard :  Situation: Stellenbosch
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Altitude: 300m - 420m
Distance From Sea: 7 - 25 km
Soil Type: Decomposed granite (Tukulu / Hutton) & Shale
Root Stock: R110; 101-14 Mgt
Age of Vines: 6 - 9 years
Trellising: Vertically shoot-positioned
Pruning: 2-Bud Spur-pruning
Irrigation: Drip irrigation

about the harvest: Harvested: February 2010

in the cellar : Whole-bunch-pressed Roussanne grapes were fermented and matured in 2 x 300 litre Burgundian Hogsheads (Barrels) for 3 months. It was than blended with super-ripe tank-fermented Viognier, and low alcohol Semillon (10% oak-fermented) to create this unusual, yet rewarding blend.

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