Rustenberg Stellenbosch Brut NV

Lemon fruit combined with yeasty character. The fine persistent bead (bubble) provides a refreshing mousse on the palate.


variety : Pinot Noir | 30% Pinot Noir, 70% Chardonnay
winery : Rustenberg Wines
winemaker : Rod Easthope
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.0 % vol  rs : 6.0 g/l  pH : 3.25  ta : 7.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Refreshing now, will develop complexity over the next 10 years.

in the vineyard : Situation: North West slopes of the Helderberg Mountain
Altitude: 350-400m
Distance from Sea: 5km
Soil Type: Decomposed granite
Rootstock: Richter 110
Age of Vines: 10-14 years
Trellising: Vertically shoot positioned
Pruning: 2 node spur pruning

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested between the 27 Jan - 3 Feb 1997.
Yield: 7 tons/hectare.

in the cellar : Whole bunch pressed, tank fermented, re-fermented in bottle, left on yeast lees for 2 years.
Disgorged 08 December 1999.

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