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Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Coenie Snyman
Main Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
15.08 %vol
pH
3.74
RS
3.4 g/l
TA
6.20 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Full

Tasting Notes

Colour - Opaque with a bright purple rim.
Aroma - Ripe black currant and mulberry aromas followed by dark cherry, plum and fine oak.
Palate - Deep and rich with layers of black fruit flavours balanced by some cedary oak.  Signs of youthful fruit come to the fore, followed by a long, fruit-filled finish with spicy notes at the end.

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

In The Vineyard

In-depth scientific research is embarked on before planting new vines – great care is taken to seek out optimum vineyard sites (aspect, soil types, altitude, etc.) that would be most suitable to a particular varietal genetic clone. The vineyards are carefully trellised and the canopy managed in such a way so as to ensure optimum phenolic ripeness of the grapes. Two ‘green harvests’ are done annually whereby the crop is reduced to between 6-8 tons per hectare to intensify flavours.

About The Harvest

Fermented in open top fermentation vats, pressed and left to mature in French 300L barrels for 18 months. The Cabernet clones (6) are kept separate throughout vinification, each getting a unique treatment of yeast and wood. After 18 months, the different clones are blended, bottled and left to mature for at least 18 months before release.


In The Cellar

Colour – Opague with a bright purple rim.
Aroma – Rhubarb and aniseed aromas are backed by cedar and a hint of cocoa powder. Dark cherry aromas are also prevalent. Palate – A well structured Cabernet with beautiful grainy tannins. Full palate weight with notes of tobacco and liquorice on the finish.

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