The age-old Rustenberg

by  |  25-01-2012

Producing wine since the late 17th century, Rustenberg is a winery in the Greater Simonsberg area that has been run by the Barlow family for the last 60 years. In total the farm has 1,200 hectares with 160 dedicated to vines that all seem to center on the old, traditional white Colonial home in the middle. Their Roussane 2008 is unique in that they claim to be the only farm making a Roussane in South Africa. The nose to it is rather tart and a bit acidic as well. The body is a complete departure from the nose however and is rather mineraly with only a touch of acid on the finish. It’s an enjoyable white in a way that is considerably different from many South African white wines. There is a thick honey quality to the body although with air, a lime quality opens up which isn’t ideal. It […]
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