Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc 1999

Granadilla and ripe fig are the characters typical of Sauvignon Blanc in a warm vintage from this site. Lime flavours combine with alcoholic warmth for a long and full-bodied palate.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winery : Rustenberg Wines
winemaker : Rod Easthope
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.65 % vol  rs : <2.0 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 5.55 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

3.5 stars John Platter Wine Guide 2001.

ageing : Enjoy over the next 3 years.

in the vineyard : Situation: North West slopes of the Helderberg Mountain
Altitude: 300-400m
Distance from the sea: 7km
Soil Type: Decomposed Granite interspersed with Malmesbury Shale
Rootstock: Richter 99
Age of the vines: 15 years
Trellising: Vertical Shoot Positioned and hedged
Pruning: 2 Node spur pruning

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested from 20 February 1999 - 4 March 1999
Yield: 8 tons/hectare

in the cellar : No skin contact, cold fermentation, protective handling throughout. The wine was bottled on the 20 August 1999.

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