Rust En Vrede Estate Wine 1996

"Bold, lavish, expansive. A masterpiece in the art of wine"

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Louis Strydom
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  pH : 3.68  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

in the cellar : Climate
Mediterranean - rainfall ± 650mm per annum. Vineyards situated on northern slopes and at the end of the valley hence slightly warmer conditions.

Deep red soils. A mixture of weathered granite and a small percentage of clay, Clovelly and Hutton structure.
Grape Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon 75% and Shiraz 25%

The grapes were harvested between 14 February and 17 March 1996 and picked at 23º balling. Fermentation took place in open top fermentors for a period of 7 days. The wine matured for 23 months in 100% new barriques and no fining was used.
Tasting Notes
Colour : Superb dark colour, deep and clear Great richness.

Aroma : Smoky, oaky, red cherry bouquet, black berry fruit, spice and vanilla.

Pallet : Rich attack, complex, spicy, prune aromas, blackcuffant jam, well blended tannins. Ending in a hint of vanilla and liquorice.

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