RUSTENBERG

2017 Five Soldiers Chardonnay

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Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin South Africa, Stellenbosch
ABV 13.5%

After a break in 2016, Rustenberg's top Chardonnay is back with a flourish in 2017. Leesy, rich and worked, with excellent concentration, some smoky oak, baking spice aromas and supporting acidity and freshness. Drinking range: 2019 - 2023 Rating: 93-93 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Sep 2019)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.

The Five Soldiers vineyard is named after five tall stone pine trees called the “Five Soldiers” that tower over this site. Carefully selected Chardonnay bunches from this area are hand harvested for this special wine and then given royal treatment in the cellar. Characters of ripe citrus, melon and peach with great minerality, rounded out by well-judged oaking. A very complex wine with a long and creamy finish and a good acid backbone.Winemaker's notes(Sep 2019)

Rustenberg

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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