Rustenberg Stellenbosch Roussanne 202075cl
Rustenberg Stellenbosch Roussanne 2020
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Roussanne is a variety cultivated in the Rhône valley and mostly used in the so-called New World white blends with Marsanne. First taken to Australia by James Busby, who sourced all his material in the Southern Rhône valley in the 1860's. Clones were imported to South Africa by Simon Barlow in 2000 and after a quarantine period were planted at Rustenberg.
Rustenberg pioneered the growing and vinification of Roussanne in South Africa by importing and establishing the first plant material in the country, as well as making the first single varietal wine. Rustenberg's Roussanne is released in its youth but requires a bit of age to fully show its complexity. With a floral alluring nose and textured spicy palate, this wine is a great match with food.
Description of Rustenberg Stellenbosch Roussanne 2020
Rustenberg Stellenbosch Roussanne 2020 (Roussanne)
This white wine has a fragrant perfume of lilies, as well as peach and apricot with complex flavours of green apple. Characters of sweeter pineapple flesh out the mid-palate and give weight to a peppery finish with great minerality.
APPELLATION: Stellenbosch (Western Cape, South Africa).
AGEING: The wine is aged for 2 months on lees.
PREPARATION: grapes are collected manually in small boxes and are then pressed into stacks before being fermented in tanks.
WINE PAIRING: Serve with lobster, prawns, shrimp and strong cheeses.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 9-12 ° C
Reviews of Rustenberg Stellenbosch Roussanne 2020
- After 2 months on lees, the wine was stabilized for bottling.
- Fragrant flinty minerals, as well as peach and apricot fruit characters with complex flavours of green apple, are evident on the palate.
- Characters of sweeter pineapple flesh out the mid-palate and give weight to the finish.
- 11% was fermented in 2nd fill 300L Burgundian oak barrels for 2 months.