A lovely cold, wet winter in 2009 allowed for good, even budding of the vineyards during spring, and then the beautiful, warm, sunny days in summer resulted in great flavor and colour development in the berries. Full fruit flavours and soft tannins with good aromatics and ideal acidity made 2010 and excellent vintage for Roussanne. 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.
Situation: Simonsberg Mountain Stellenbosch Wine of Origin: Simonsberg-Stellenbosch Altitude: 300m - 420m Distance from Sea: ± 25 km Soil Type: Oakleaf Root Stock: 101-14 Mgt Age of Vines: Planted: 1999 Trellising: Vertically shoot-positioned Pruning: Spur Pruning Irrigation: Drip irrigation
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