RUSTENBERG

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2014 Stellenbosch Chardonnay

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin South Africa
ABV 14.5%

Classy Cape barrel-fermented white, aged in French oak, and bursting with bright, beautiful nutty, stone fruit-stashed charm.
(Oct 2015)

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About 60% from the estate, the rest from other parts of Stellenbosch; fermented with wild yeasts in 300-liter hogsheads, then aged for 12 months in barrel with lees stirring every two weeks; went through full malolactic fermentation. Very pale color. Seductive oak spices complicate aromas of tangerine, lemon, quinine, sponge cake and flowers. Intense, dry and savory, boasting lovely leesy complexity but also terrific acidity. Finishes long, with good phenolic grip.
91 (Jun 2015)

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Vineyards producing the grapes for Rustenberg's wines climb the rich red slopes of the Simonsberg and Helderberg. The style of wine determines the vineyard to be used: Rustenberg has a history of success with reds. The viticulturist, Nico Walters, and his dedicated team have been working hard to rejuvenate their vineyards by planting virus-free vines imported from France. A small-scale nursery has been started for propagation, providing available rootstock for upgrading, replanting and experimentation. Controlled irrigation is used when necessary to alleviate stressed vines and maximise the quality of the grapes. All grapes are hand-harvested in the early mornings and all vineyard blocks vinified separately, then blended for added complexity.

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