Merlot
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011

Rust en Vrede, the first South African estate to specialize exclusively in red wine, produces full-bodied wines that express the uniqueness of the Stellenbosch terroir. The Merlot is an elegant, well-balanced wine with an underlying, refreshing quality. This wine will complement a variety of dishes, as it is meant to be enjoyed with great food.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby red
Aroma
Notes of cedar spice and mulberries lead the nose to a subtle hint of fynbos laced with black cherry, potpourri and tobacco.
Taste
The palate is full bodied with subtle, grippy tannins, well-structured fruit and savory flavors.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Merlot
Appellation: 
Stellenbosch
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Acid Level: 
6.00 g/l
Sugar Level: 
1.90 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by 21 days maceration. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured for 14 months in 100% French oak barrels with medium toast.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Release Date:
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Cases Produced: 
8,200
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa

Rust en Vrede, the first South African estate to specialize exclusively in red wine, produces full-bodied wines that express the uniqueness of the Stellenbosch terroir. The Merlot is an elegant, well-balanced wine with an underlying, refreshing quality. This wine will complement a variety of dishes, as it is meant to be enjoyed with great food.

 

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Wine Notes
Color
Ruby red
Aroma
Red fruit aromas with a dark chocolate core and undertones of cedar wood and pencil shavings.
Taste
Juicy red fruit follows through with notes of vanilla and crème brûlée. Well integrated tannins with a soft elegance.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Merlot
Appellation: 
Stellenbosch
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Acid Level: 
5.80 g/l
Sugar Level: 
3.00 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by 14 days maceration. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured for 14 months in French oak barrels before release.
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Release Date:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
4,049
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa

Rust en Vrede, the first South African estate to specialize exclusively in red wine, produces full-bodied wines that express the uniqueness of the Stellenbosch terroir. The Merlot is an elegant, well-balanced wine with an underlying, refreshing quality. This wine will complement a variety of dishes, as it is meant to be enjoyed with great food.

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Wine Notes
Color
Ruby red
Aroma
Potpourri and dried flower aromas infused with notes of cedar wood and subtle oak.
Taste
A well-integrated and juicy palate with savory notes. The balanced structure makes this a very accessible wine.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Merlot
Appellation: 
Stellenbosch
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Acid Level: 
5.70 g/l
Sugar Level: 
2.50 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by 14 days maceration. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured for 14 months in French oak.
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Release Date:
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
4,000
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa

Rust en Vrede, the first South African estate to specialize exclusively in red wine, produces full-bodied wines that express the uniqueness of the Stellenbosch terroir. The Merlot is an elegant, well-balanced wine with an underlying, refreshing quality. This wine will complement a variety of dishes, as it is meant to be enjoyed with great food.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby red
Aroma
Dark fruit and ripe plum aromas infused with subtle hints of tobacco.
Taste
Round, juicy mid-palate with a good balance of subtle and textured tannins make this a very approachable wine.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Merlot
Appellation: 
Stellenbosch
Alcohol: 
14.80%
Acid Level: 
5.00 g/l
Sugar Level: 
3.60 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by 14 days maceration. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured for 14 months in French oak before release.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Release Date:
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Cases Produced: 
4,000
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa

Rust en Vrede, the first South African estate to specialize exclusively in red wine, produces full-bodied wines that express the uniqueness of the Stellenbosch terroir. The Merlot is an elegant, well-balanced wine with an underlying, refreshing quality. This wine will complement a variety of dishes, as it is meant to be enjoyed with great food.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep Ruby Red
Aroma
Ripe plum aromas with notes of dried fruit reminiscent of Christmas Cake, combined with subtle dark chocolate undertones.
Taste
Smooth, elegant mid-palate with a good integration of soft red fruit and a subtle oak spice finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Appellation: 
Stellenbosch
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Acid Level: 
5.00 g/l
Sugar Level: 
3.60 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Primary fermentation took 7 days followed by a 14 day maceration. Mololactic fermentation took place in barrels.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured for 14 months in French oak before release.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa