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2009 Rousanne

Tasting Note:

Fragrant flinty minerals, peach and apricot fruit characters with complex flavours of green plum evident on the palate. Characters of sweeter pineapple flesh out the mid-palate and give weight to the finish

Independents Note:

There is a mass of fruit on the nose green lime with grassy herbal undertones. The palate is full of sweet flavours a lovely depth of character and then towards the back the freshness re-emerges bringing out the greengage flavours on the back palate. Derek Smedley MW 92 pts

Grapes:

100% Rousanne

Analysis

Alcohol:14.62%
Acidity:5.58
pH:3.34

Vinification

The grapes were de-stemmed, crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks for overnight clarification. The same wine from 2 x 300 litre Burgundian barrels was also added. The three components were blended 2 months later and prepared for bottling. 9% was fermented in new 300 litre Burgundian oak barrels for 2 months

Viticulture

Situation: Simonsberg Mountain, Stellenbosch Altitude: 250m Distance from sea: 25km Soil type: Oakleaf Rootstock: 101-14 Mgt Vines planted in: 1999 Trellising: Vertically shoot positioned Pruning: Spur Pruning Irrigation: Drip Irrigation

Medals

  • 2010  International Wine Challenge Awards 

    Bronze Medal
  • 2009  Sommelier India Wine Competition  

    Gold Medal