Rust en Vrede 1694 2011

Red Blend | Stellenbosch,  South Africa
1694 honors the birth year of the Rust en Vrede winery. The Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon used in the production of this wine are from Single Vineyard selections. Proprietor Jean Engelbrecht has worked to establish Rust en Vrede as one of South Africa’s premium red wine estates, with full-bodied and complex wines that reflect the uniqueness of the Helderberg terroir. A full bodied wine with great balance and structure. Cigar box and vanilla spice flavors are prevalent with a good lengthy finish.

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Rust en Vrede 1694 2011

Details

  • Style

    Complex, Full Bodied, Structured

  • Varietal

    Blend-South Africa

  • Flavor

    Cherry, Chocolate, Vanilla

  • Aroma

    Dark chocolate and ripe black cherry aromas are lined with tobacco and cedar undertones.

  • Pairings

    BBQ, Beef, Game, Lamb, Mature & Hard Cheese, Meat

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1694 honors the birth year of the Rust en Vrede winery. The Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon used in the production of this wine are from Single Vineyard selections. Proprietor Jean Engelbrecht has worked to establish Rust en Vrede as one of South Africa’s premium red wine estates, with full-bodied and complex wines that reflect the uniqueness of the Helderberg terroir. A full bodied wine with great balance and structure. Cigar box and vanilla spice flavors are prevalent with a good lengthy finish.

Wine Facts

BOTTLE SIZE

750 ml

ALCOHOL %

15.5%

WINEMAKER

Coenie Snyman

AGING

The Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz clones were vinified separately. Matured in 100% French oak barrels for 18 months, and then bottle matured until release.

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.

2011 Vintage

91 V
Rated On: July 2015

1694 honors the birth year of the Rust en Vrede winery. As Jean Engelbrecht has such great affection for Shiraz, this is the only blended wine Rust en Vrede produces that is Syrah dominant. Both the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are from Single Vineyard selections. Proprietor Jean Engelbrecht has worked to establish Rust en Vrede as one of South Africa’s premium red wine estates, with full-bodied and complex wines that reflect the uniqueness of the Helderberg terroir.

- Vinous / Antonio Galloni

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