Rust en Vrede Estate

Rust en Vrede Estate 2012

A deep crimson red in color, this wine displays a ripe fruit and cassis aroma beautifully integrated with subtle oak and lead pencil characteristics. The flavors of cedar and licorice are balanced by spice and oak notes for a complex palate and balanced finish.

Style:
Balanced, Structured
Flavor:
Cassis, Cedar, Licorice, Oak, Ripe Fruit, Spices, White Pepper
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Shiraz,
Merlot
Alcohol Percentage
15.00%
Fermentation
Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by a 21 day maceration. Pumped over and the cap manually punched down 4 times a day. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. The clones were vinified seperately.
Aging
Matured in 85% French and 15% American oak barrels for 18 months, and then for a further 12 months in bottle before release.
Acid
5.90 g/l