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Straw Wine 2018, Rustenberg

£10.25 per bottle

About this wine

A sensational style of dessert wine which has been perfected here by Murray Barlow, winemaker at Rustenberg. Chenin Blanc and Viognier grapes follow the centuries-old process of being dried on straw mats in order to produce concentrated, sweet raisins which are perfect for the creation of dessert wine. The drying allows the grapes to slowly dehydrate, concentrating their natural sugar, acid and flavour. The straw also acts as a wick for any excess moisture, ensuring the grapes do not rot. After gently pressing the dehydrated grapes, the concentrated juice is slowly fermented and aged in old oak barrels to create a balanced, luscious dessert wine. Luscious raisin, honey and green mango fruit on the nose and palate with a wonderfully refreshing sugar and acid balance make this a wine to be enjoyed on its own or with both sweet and savoury desserts.

Ageing potential: Excellent maturation potential under ideal cellaring conditions

Offered in half bottle size only.

 

 

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Producer Rustenberg
Category South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Grape White Blend
Bottle Size Half Bottle

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Available for delivery within 10 working days.

Delivery within mainland UK is free for orders over £75.00.

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