en Vrede Cabernet 2001
: Louis Strydom
Analysis: Alcohol : 14 vol%
Acidity : 6,4 g/l
PH : 3,77
Res Sugar : 1,6 g/l
Specialising in the production of red wine only, Rust
en Vrede has established itself as one of South Africas
premium red wine estates. Full-bodied and complex, Rust
en Vredes wines reflect the uniqueness of the
Stellenbosch terroir.Rust en Vrede is proud to be part
of this and continues to pursue the excellence that
has characterised wines from Stellenbosch and specifically
our private estates, which undoubtedly are the heartbeat
of this magnificent region.
Mediterranean rainfall ± 650mm per annum.
Protected terroir high up on the Helderberg Mountain
is a vital one imparting deep warm flavours to the
wines. North facing and slightly warmer, the vineyards
close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean is what keep
the temperatures low and extend the ripening period.
The soil is a mixture of weathered granite and a small
percentage of clay, Clovelly and Hutton structure.
Deep and red in colour, the soil has good water retention.
Fermented in open top fermentation vats, pressed and
left to mature in French 300L barrels for 18 months.
The Cabernet clones (6) are kept separate throughout
vinification, each getting a unique treatment of yeast
and wood. After 18 months and four tastings, the different
clones are blended, bottled and left to mature for
at least 20 months before release.
: Brick red.
Aroma : Ripe black berries, cassis, pencil shavings,
cedar and earth.
Palate : Green pepper, ripe black berries with good
fruit balanced with firm tannins. Long finish and
great food wine.
the winery: Rust