Wine Rustenberg, "Ida's White", 2015
Reviews of purchase Rustenberg, "Ida's White", 2015
The wine has a refreshing, energetic flavor with a delicious citrus acidity and delicate hints of minerals.
The distinctive aroma of wine charms notes of tropical fruit (passion fruit, pineapple), minerals and hints of nutmeg.
Wine is fine as an aperitif, as well as blends perfectly with vegetables, grilled seafood.
Wine "Ida's White" is produced from a blend of six grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon, Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Russan. It received its name in honor of a close friend of Simon van der Stel, the first Governor of the Cape. In the production of grapes crushed at first, then press. Fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature of 11-15 ° C, after which lasts 2-3 months maturation on lees.
Vintage 2012 won the silver medal in the contest "Concours Mondial de Bruxelles" and the bronze medal at the competition "Decanter World Wine Awards" in 2013.
The history of the manor Rustenberg, one of the most beautiful wineries at the Cape of Good Hope, takes count in 1682. By 1781 the winery produced 3,000 barrels of wine. By the end of the century the volume of production has doubled, and built new wineries. At the beginning of the XIX century winery was divided his master Jacob Ikstinom. Part of the winery passed his son in law, who named his winery farm "Shongeziht" ("Clean face"), but soon sold it. Rustenberg and Shongeziht reached the peak of its prosperity in 1812, but by the middle of the XIX century, the recession and the disease, which destroyed the vineyards, has led to the bankruptcy of the two farms. In 1892, John H. Merriman and his brother in law Jacob Barry bought Shongeziht and Rustenberg and thus saved them from ruin. Together, they breathed new life into the wineries, their wines are exported to many countries, including in Russia. Since 1941, the estate is owned by the family Rustenberg Barlow, later joined by the Shongeziht and economy reunited.
In 1987, the winery Rustenberg management took over Simon Barlow. By the time South Africa freed from apartheid, and Simon put a lot of effort in the development of the company: built a new winery and planted new resistant viruses grapes. Son of Simon and Rosanna Barlow - Murray - recently also began to participate in the winery, he graduated from the University of Oenology in Adelaide (Australia) and brought new ideas and modern views on the activities of the company for its successful operation and development. The winery produces wines without interruption for over 100 years, focusing mainly on cabernet blends and wines in the Bordeaux style, and their flagship portfolio have won many international awards and critical acclaim.