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2012 Rustenberg Wines White Wine Western Cape
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2012 Rustenberg Wines White Wine Western Cape

Producer: Rustenberg Wines
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: other white varietal
Origin: South Africa
Region: South Africa

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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2013

(a blend based on 62% sauvignon blanc):  Bright pale yellow.  Enticing aromas of pineapple, passion fruit and white flowers.  Juicy and bright on the palate, with sauvignon-dominated flavors of lemon and grapefuit.  A touch of steeliness and a saline element add nuance and grip to this nicely balanced blend, which also includes chardonnay, semillon, viognier, grenache blanc and roussanne.  At once supple and lively on the back end, throwing off notes of grapefruit, tropical fruits and dusty herbs.

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About South Africa

South Africa has produced wines in the area of Cape Town since the 17th century, but the country's significant place in the U.S. market is far more recent. During the era of apartheid, trade sanctions imposed on imports from South Africa kept these wines out of the U.S. and many other markets, with the effect that local South African winemakers had little incentive to produce wines that could compete in a global setting...
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