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HALF Rustenberg, Straw Wine, Coastal Region, 2017


From 67% Chenin Blanc, 17% Viognier; 16% Crouchen (=Cape Riesling), dried on straw in the Italian passito manner to concentrate juice and sugar. Very luscious (an amazing 222 grams of residual sugar per litre); honey-soaked raisins with excellent balancing acidity. Now-2025

Rustenberg, Straw Wine, Coastal Region, 2011

Product Code: RUS917

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Rated 4 out of 5
Dry > Sweet
  • Origin: South Africa
  • Region: Coastal Region
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Colour: White
  • Bottle Size: 37.5cl
  • ABV: 10%
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"This gorgeous dessert wine is made from grapes dried on straw mats in the Cape sun, tasting like sweet ripe apricots stored in a luscious syrup of orange blossom honey",
David Willliams, 50 best festive wines, in The Observer Food Monthly, November 2019,

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