Rust en Vrede Estate Red Blend 2013

Red Blend | Stellenbosch,  South Africa
This wine has been named to Wine Spectator’s “Top 100” for four years in succession, and is affectionately named Estate. Well balanced and structured, Estate expresses the uniqueness of the Stellenbosch terroir. A savory palate of sweet spices, dark fruits and paprika. The long finish is well-structured.

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Rust en Vrede Estate Red Blend 2013

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  • Style

    Full Bodied, Spicy, Structured

  • Varietal

    Blend-South Africa, Red Blend

  • Flavor

    Blackberry, Cherry, Floral, Plum

  • Aroma

    Aromas of sour cherry, black forest and Christmas cake along with notes of perfumed jasmine.

  • Pairings

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

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This wine has been named to Wine Spectator’s “Top 100” for four years in succession, and is affectionately named Estate. Well balanced and structured, Estate expresses the uniqueness of the Stellenbosch terroir. A savory palate of sweet spices, dark fruits and paprika. The long finish is well-structured.

Wine Facts

BOTTLE SIZE

750 ml

ALCOHOL %

14.5%

WINEMAKER

Coenie Snyman

AGING

Matured in French oak barrels for 18 months, and then aged for a further 12 months in bottle before 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. The clones are vinified separately.

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