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Peach and pine nut ripe aromas, leading to more zippy lime focus on the palate. Crafty and generous new world Chardonnay.

 
June 2019
      This product is eligible for 10% discount when 12x75cl bottles are purchased (excludes En Primeur wines and all pre-mixed cases / special offers)
      Tasting Notes
      Rustenberg 5 Soldiers Chardonnay 2017, 75cl

      The Five Soldiers vineyard is named after five tall stone pine trees called the “Five Soldiers” that tower over this site. Carefully selected Chardonnay bunches from this area are hand harvested for this special wine and then given royal treatment in the cellar. The final product is a very complex full-bodied wine, approachable in its youth however careful cellaring will exhibit the depth of the wine’s complexity and will reward patience.

      The Winter of 2016 was dry but cold as drought conditions persisted in the Western Cape. Despite the drought, a warm, dry spring and little wind meant that there was little disease pressure and little stress on the vineyards beyond the heat. Harvest started slightly earlier than usual but was 10 days later than the record early start of the 2016 vintage. Careful use of irrigation to offset the dry drought conditions and cold nights experienced during the first four months of the year resulted in superb quality, and wonderful acidity, colour and flavour concentration in the wines. Indications are that 2017 will be an excellent vintage with plenty of potential to age well.

      Characters of ripe citrus, melon and peach with great minerality,
      rounded out by well-judged oaking. A very complex wine with a
      long and creamy finish and a good acid backbone.

      Aging Potential 10+ years from vintage under ideal cellaring conditions.

      Silver Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2019.

      Wine Facts

      Grape Variety
      Chardonnay
      Country
      South Africa
      Region
      Stellenbosch
      Vintage
      2017
      Colour
      White
      Type (Still/Sparkling)
      Still
      Provenance (Old/New World)
      New World
      Body Style
      Full Bodied White
      Sweetness
      Dry
      Drinking Stage
      Drink/Keep
      Organic
      No
      Biodynamic
      No
      Vegan
      Yes

      Please note product image may differ slightly from actual product received

      Buy with confidence at JNWine.com

      We've been recognised as IWC Regional Merchant of the Year NI 26 times, and received rave reviews from Decanter

      merchant of the year NI 18.jpg  

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