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Rust en Vrede Estate 2007

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Coenie Snyman
Main Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
15.10 %vol
pH
3.73
RS
2.70 g/l
TA
6.30 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Full

Accolades

Wine Spectator Magazine - 92 Points

Tasting Notes

Colour - Deep crimson Red.
Aroma - Savoury oak aromas combined with mocha coffee and pencil shavings.  Hints of dark fruit, plum and cassis also come to the fore.
Palate - This wine shows great structure and balance.  Initial Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics are followed up with a spicy finish from the Shiraz.  Dark chocolate and berry flavours are prominent.

Blend Information

61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, 9% Merlot

In The Vineyard

Mediterranean rainfall ? 650mm per annum. The vineyards are situated on north facing slopes at the upper end of the valley, hence the slightly warmer and more moderate climatic conditions, resulting in optimum grape berry ripeness. Situated in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, cool sea breezes help reduce the vineyard temperatures during the summer months, extending the ripening period and thus allowing for big well-structured wines to develop.

About The Harvest

Fermented in open-top fermentors. Pumped over and the cap manually punched down five times per day. Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by a 10 day maceration. Mololactic fermentation took place partly in steel tanks and partly in barrels. Following fermentation, the Cabernet Sauvignon (6 clones), Shiraz (6 clones) and Merlot (2 clones) clones are separately vinified. Left to mature in mostly new 300L French and American oak barrels for 23 months, the wine is then blended and bottled. Only after a further 18 months of bottle-maturation is the wine released.

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