Rust En Vrede
Winemaker: Coenie Snyman
For 315 years Rust en Vrede has stood peacefully among the vineyards of Stellenbosch.
Through centuries there were periods when wine was produced, but for the last 32 years our family have specialized in producing only red wine with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot.
Many accolades have been bestowed upon the estate and some of the more memorable were when Rust en Vrede was chosen by President Nelson Mandela to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner and hosting the Queen of Denmark for a lunch with my family at the Manor House.
Rust en Vrede was nominated as the first South African red wine in the Top 100 Wines of the World and repeated this achieved for four consecutive years.
Today Rust en Vrede continues to be a fine example of what Stellenbosch is all about and we will strive to be a driving force in promoting our wines, our region and ultimately our country.
Deep crimson red.
Bouquet: Dark fruit and roasted spices are backed up by a rich dark chocolate line, with subtle vanilla aromas.
The dark fruit and spicy liquorice aromas follow through beautifully from the nose.
This full bodied wine has great structure and length, with a seamlessly integrated mid-palate and a long, dry finish.
63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Shiraz, 9% Merlot.
Fermented in open top fermentation vats, pressed and left to mature in French 225L barrels for 14 months. Bottled and left to mature another 15 months. Dark red colour.
The nose is full of blackberry, raspberry and cherry flavours, whilst the palate provides a mouth-filling, well-balanced with a complex structure.
Soft well-integrated tannins lend elegance and opulence to this wine.
Colour: Deep Garnet Aroma – Dark chocolate and floral aromas of jasmine meld with notes of white pepper. Palate – Smooth integration of fruit and tannins with a full, juicy mid-palate that shows handsome structure. The wine has a lingering, savoury finish Rust en Vrede Syrah (single bottle)
Details winemaker :coenie snyman main variety: shiraz appellation: stellenbosch alcohol: 15.76 %vol ph: 3.64 rs: 3.5 g/l ta: 5.6 g/l