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Rudera Chenin Blanc NLH Auction Reserve 2003

100% Chenin Blanc The botrytised grapes were hand-picked from old bush vines on the mornings of 15 and 16 April 2003, and were berry selected using a vibrating sorting table. The yields were 1,9 tons per hectare (7hl/ha) with acids above 9,2g/l and ph generally below 3,1. A total of 989 x 375ml were made. 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 14?c cellar but actual fermentation temperatures were not monitored. Fermentation was completed two months later, after which the wine was sterile filtered before being bottled. 60 cases of this wine were sold at the 2003 auction. Tasting note: Bright yellow-gold with green tinge. Mango, paw-paw and dried fruit on the nose. Peach kernels, honeyed botrytis character follow the palate with floral, waxy Chenin Blanc fruit and a long grapefruit finish.

Winemaker: Teddy Hall – Re…

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 1 900.00
  • Lowest: R 1 300.00
  • Average: R 1 660.00


  • Bottle Size 375ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 375ml
  • Cases Produced: 164
  • Cases Auctioned 76


  • Alc: 12.50 vol%
  • RS: 131.70 g/l
  • TA: 7.40 g/l
  • pH: 3.43

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