White wine

Rustenberg, Straw Wine 2018

RRP 10.95 per bottle
UK Stockist
Tasted by
Guy Woodward

Just as the Loire Valley does honeyed Bonnezeaux, Vouvray and Côteaux de Layon, so you’ll find sweet renderings of Chenin in the Cape. This one is made via the ‘passito’ method, with the grapes (including a smattering of Viognier) laid out on straw to dry and concentrate. An open and pronounced nose offers ripe fruit and honey, while the palate shows lovely, open and intense flavours of apricots and sultanas, with the honey still present. Big and waxy, with a viscous texture and long rich, lingering finish.

Colour
White
Wine Style
Still
Alcohol
%
Country
South Africa
Region
Coastal Region
Sub-region
Stellenbosch
Bottle size
375ml
Grape Varieties
Chenin Blanc