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Kleine Rust Semi Sweet 2018
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Tertius Boshoff
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 112.7 %vol
pH : 3.25
RS : 18.2 g/l
Total Acid : 6.37 g/l
Appellation : Bottelary
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Semi Sweet
Taste : Fruity


Tasting Notes

Sweet muscat spice on the nose enhancing rich pineapple and tropical fruit of Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is seamless and rich with a lingering aftertaste and balanced acidity.

Blend Information
67% Chenin Blanc, 24% Muscat de Alexandrie, 9% Sauvignon Blanc
In The Vineyard

The grapes used for this wine are harvested from 5 – 50 year old bush vine planted in the Bottelary Hills. Soil types vary from decomposed granite to sand. The Muscat grapes used for this wine are picked from a 52 year old vine-yard and boasts wonderful fruit intensity.

About The Harvest

Grapes are picked at optimum ripeness around 22° Balling. The Muscat is picked as noble late harvest when the grapes have picked up Botrytis.

In The Cellar

The juice was allowed some skin contact with the grapes. The juice starts a wild yeast fermentation, before it is inoculated with a special brew of commercial yeast suitable to produce rich and ripe flavours.

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 component of sweet wine is then blended down with Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc to a semi-sweet level. It is fermented cold in stainless steel tanks over a period of 2 to 3 weeks between 11 – 15°C and left on its primary fermentation lees for at least 3 months before refinement and bottling.

Assistant winemaker: Herman du Preez

Additional Information

Utter opulence in a glass made for those who appreciate richness in a glass with a touch of texture and elegance. The days of semi-sweet wines being bland sugar driven concentrate, is of the past.


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Kleine Rust Semi Sweet White 2013 Tertius Boshoff Chenin Blanc
Kleine Rust Semi Sweet White 2012 Tertius Boshoff Chenin Blanc
Kleine Rust Semi Sweet White 2011 Tertius Boshoff Chenin Blanc

Tel: +27.218802283   Fax: +27.218802284   Email: info@stellenrust.co.za  
Off the R44 between Stellenbosch & Somerset West, On the Stellenrust Road, Stellenbosch NU, Stellenbosch, 7600, Koelenhof, 7605, South Africa
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