Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2007
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
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Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 12 %vol
pH : 3.43
RS : 124.8 g/l
Total Acid : 8.2 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Dessert
Style : Sweet
Body : Full


Accolades
  • In the 2003 Rendez-vous du Chenin the Noble Late Harvest 2002 was the only non-French wine in the sweet wine category.
  • This wine was rated a gold medal at the Basil International Wine Fair.
  • The Rudera Chenin Blanc Noble Late Harvest 2003 scored an impressive 92/100 in the May 2004 issue of Wine Spectator.
  • The 2005 Platter Guide rated the 2003 vinatge 4½ stars.
  • The 2005 Rudera Noble Late Harvest vintage scored 4½ stars  in the 2006 and 2007 Platter Guides.
  • The 2005 vintage scored 91 in Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, dated March/April 2007.
  • The Rudera Noble Late Harvest 2006 received 4½ stars  in The Platter Guide 2008.
Tasting Notes

Distinct bright yellow hue; rich bouquet. Waxy, honeyed with flinty tangerine. Rich mouth-feel and layers of tropical flavours, apricot, and some marmelade. The delicate yet firm smokey, oaky flavour expanding in the mouth. Fairly sweet and full; lovely texture and good length and balance.

Ageing Potential

This wine will develop over the next 5 years to gain complexity and true Chenin blanc character.

Blend Information
100% Chenin Blanc
In The Vineyard

The botrytised grapes were hand-picked in the early morning from old bush vines in a morning early in April and where careful bunch selection were done in the vineyard.

About The Harvest

The yields were 2.0 (8hl/ha) tons per hectare with acids above 9.2g/l and pH generally below 3.1.


Other Vintages
Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2010 Chris Keet Chenin Blanc
Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2008 . Chenin Blanc
Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2007 . Chenin Blanc
Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2006 . Chenin Blanc
Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2005 . Chenin Blanc
Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2003 . Chenin Blanc
Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2002 . Chenin Blanc

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Rudera Wines, Jonkershoek Valley , Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa