Rustenberg Straw Wine 2019 37.5cl
Rustenberg Straw wine is deliciously sweet, yet still bright, fresh and complex, with honeyed characters and hints of lemon.
Fully ripened Chenin Blanc and Crouchen Blanc grapes were hand-picked at 23 - 23.5 Balling, then laid out on straw to dry for 4 - 5 weeks. This allows the grapes to slowly dehydrate, concentrating the natural sugar and flavour of the grapes. These raisined grapes are then gently pressed @ 39 - 42 Balling and the small quantity of sweet juice obtained is inoculated and fermented in 3rd-fill 300-litre barrels for 8 months to produce a luscious sweet wine.
76% Chenin Blanc, 24% Crouchen Blanc