Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2003

Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2003

The Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2003 has a distinct yellow hue; very rich bouquet. Amazingly full, scented nose erupting from the glass. Waxy, honeyed with mouth watering fruit salad and apples. Rich mouth-feel and layers of tropical flavours. The delicate yet firm smokey, oaky flavour expanding in the mouth. Fairly sweet and full; lovely texture and good length.

Technical Analysis:

Main Variety: Chenin Blanc
Alcohol: 13 %vol
pH: 3.65
RS: 136.8 g/l
Total Acid: 8.0 g/l
Volatile Acidity: – g/l
Appellation: Stellenbosch
Characteristics:
Type: Dessert
Style: Sweet

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Description

Accolades for Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc Wine:

Tasting Notes

The Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2003 has a distinct yellow hue; very rich bouquet. Amazingly full, scented nose erupting from the glass. Waxy, honeyed with mouth watering fruit salad and apples. Rich mouth-feel and layers of tropical flavours. The delicate yet firm smokey, oaky flavour expanding in the mouth. Fairly sweet and full; lovely texture and good length.

Ageing Potential

This wine will develop over the next 5 years to gain complexity and true Chenin blanc character.

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

In The Vineyard

The botrytised grapes were hand-picked in the early morning from old bush vines in a morning early in April and were berry selected using a vibrating sorting table. The yields were 2,0 (8hl/ha) tons per hectare with acids above 9,5g/l and pH generally below 3,1.

A total of 2270 x 375ml were made.

In The Cellar

The grapes were lightly crushed and the juice was allowed to settle overnight. New French barriques were filled and allowed to ferment with the natural yeast, using the indigenous microflora on the grapes. Fermentation took place in a 14ºC cellar but actual fermentation temperatures were not monitored. Rudera Chenin blanc Noble Late Harvest was finished with fermentation two months later and was sterile filtered before being bottled.

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Additional information

Main Variety:

Chenin Blanc

Alcohol:

13 %vol

pH:

3.65

RS:

136.8 g/l

Total Acid:

8.0 g/l

Appellation:

Stellenbosch