Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2005

Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2005

The Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2005 has a distinct yellow hue; very rich bouquet. Waxy, honeyed with flinty tangerine. Rich mouthfeel and layers of tropical flavours, apricot, and some marmalade. The delicate yet firm smokey, oaky flavour expanding in the mouth. Fairly sweet and full; lovely texture and good length and balance.

Technical Analysis:

Main Variety: Chenin Blanc
Alcohol: 12 %vol
pH: 3.91
RS: 138.6 g/l
Total Acid: 8.0 g/l
Volatile Acidity: – g/l
Appellation: Stellenbosch
Characteristics:
Type: Dessert
Style: Sweet

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Tasting Notes

The Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2005 has a distinct yellow hue; very rich bouquet. Waxy, honeyed with flinty tangerine. Rich mouthfeel and layers of tropical flavours, apricot, and some marmalade. The delicate yet firm smokey, oaky flavour expanding in the mouth. Fairly sweet and full; lovely texture and good length and balance.

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 where careful bunch selection were done in the vineyard. The yields were 2,0 (8hl/ha) tons per hectare with acids above 9,3g/l and pH generally below 3,2.

A total of 5966 x 375ml were made.

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Additional information

Main Variety:

Chenin Blanc

Alcohol:

12 %vol

pH:

3.91

RS:

138.6 g/l

Total Acid:

8.0 g/l

Appellation:

Stellenbosch