Kleine Rust Semi Sweet White 2012

Kleine Rust Semi Sweet White 2012

On the nose, one can pick up sweet muscat spice enhancing rich pineapple and tropical fruit salad notes from the Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is seamless and rich with a lingering aftertaste and balanced acidity.

Utter opulence in a glass made for the one who appreciates richness.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 76% Chenin Blanc, 18% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Muscat de Alexandrie ]
winemaker : Tertius Boshoff
wine of origin : Bottelary Hills
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 22.3 g/l  pH : 3.38  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Semi Sweet  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The grapes used for this wine comes from 20 - 30 year old bushvines planted high up in the Bottelary Hills. Soil types vary from decomposed granite to more sandy soils. The Muscat vineyards used in this wine are almost 50 years old and boasts with concentration and falvour.

about the harvest: Grapes are picked at optimum ripeness around 22° Balling.

in the cellar : The juice was allowed some skin contact with the grapes. The juice always partially goes through a native yeast fermentation, before it is inoculated with a special commercial yeast Vin2000 producing rich ripe flavours in the wine.

The Muscat is picked as Noble Late Harvest when the grapes have picked up Botrytis and fermented to a residual sugar of about 140g/L. This is the element that sweetens the wine and make it so floral. It is fermented cold in stainless steel tanks over a period of 2 to 3 weeks at between 11 - 15° C and left on its primary fermentation leese for at least 3 months before refinement and bottling.

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