Rustenberg Stellenbosch Roussanne 2012

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 : 13.96 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.30  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Very Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

ageing : Excellent at correct cellaring conditions

in the vineyard :  Situation: Simonsberg Mountain Stellenbosch
Wine of Origin: Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
Altitude: 300m - 420m
Distance from Sea: ± 25 km
Soil Type: Oakleaf (Tukulu)
Root Stock: 101-14 Mgt
Age of Vines: Planted: 1999
Trellising: Vertically shoot-positioned
Pruning: Spur Pruning
Irrigation: Drip irrigation

about the harvest: The grapes for the Roussanne were selectively hand-picked into small crates on the 24th February 2011
Yield: 2.82t/ha

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.
Bottled: September 2011
Oak used: 9% was fermented in 2nd fill 300L Burgundian oak barrels for 2 months
Main yeast used: Zymaflore (X16)

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