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Slight gold colour with lime, rich ripe pineapple and honey on the nose which follows through on the palate. Good crisp acidity balances the full bodied flavours. The Lingering finish is a testimony of high quality ripe grapes.
The Rudera Robusto Chenin blanc pairs well with modern cuisine and specifically with asian and fusion cuisine. The wine pairs well with spicy and creamy dishes which also makes it a perfect winter white wine with stews, chicken curries and pasta dishes.
De Tradisie has a complex nose of green apples, smoky melon and orange blossoms. The citrus flavours follow through on the pallet, with lime leading grapefruit, quince and cinnamon onto a rich but refreshing palate. It is a wellbalanced wine with great integration of oak and a lovely long finish with a yeasty undertone. It is a very flavoursome wine.
De Tradisie pairs exceptionally well with an array of summer dishes such as quiches, frittatas and omelettes; simply cooked fish dishes, scallops, salt and pepper squid or fishcakes; light seafood pasta dishes and risottos; salads or sushi.
A vision of inky-purple and brick-red hues, bears promise to intense flavours of black currents, bluegum, ripe cherries, cigar box and pencil shavings on the nose that follows through and explodes on the palate with a voluptuous mouthfeel and powerful, gripping finish. This is a true example of a classical Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with a variety of mushroom and meat dishes such as mushroom risotto or barbequed lamb. The hint of fynbos on the nose and palate opens up pairing with vegetarian dishes such as vegetable lasagne and oven roasted vegetables.
Rich, dark delicious wild horse of a wine, bursting with a nose of plums, black berries and ripe red cherries, elegantly integrated with hints of smoky bacon and new leather aromas. Bold and full-bodied on the palate, with a touch of black pepper and a lingering creamy mocha finish, classically encapsulated by maturation in new French Oak barrels.
Rudera Syrah pairs well with big meat dishes such as springbok steaks with a rich plum sauce or barbequed beef or even duck. It will also match well with hearty dishes such as winter stews and potjiekos.
Bright, golden hues invite you to a nose of citrus honey, ripe guava, dried apricots and canned pineapple, delicately layered with hints of orange blossom. The oily, creamy mouth feel reflects ripe, tropical fruit and buttered toast flavours, with a lovely balance between sweetness and crisp citrus acidity, following through to a rich, lingering finish.
The Rudera Platinum Chenin blanc 2009 nose shows citrus and intriguing wet wool notes. The palate is youthful but still “tight” and will benefit with some decanting. It shows traces of lime and lemon, but is clean and crisp. It has an almost salty sea-shell character on the creamy pallet, with a fine chalky finish and fresh acidity. The Rudera Platinum Chenin Blanc 2009 Elgin is an elegant, barrel-fermented Chenin Blanc, made in a dry, refreshing style.
The Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 is an opaque wine with a vivid, purple rim and intense deep ruby hue. There are classic Cabernet cassis flavours on the nose. In the glass a bouquet of violets and cedary cigar box notes develops. The tannins on this wine are big and ripe and benefit from decanting. Rich plummy cassis fruit on palate with some lead pencil and long finish.
The soft red fruit aromas introduce this handsome Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 that delivers on depth, harmony and complexity. Classic Cabernet cassis flavours on the nose. In the glass a bouquet of violets and cedary cigar box notes develops. Well managed tannins, a hint of sweet tobacco leaving generous fruit on a silk-textured palate.
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