Rust en Vrede Estate Shiraz 1996

"French and Amrican oak have added complexity and character. This wine is one of the finest examples of this variety. Will further be complimented when served with lamb and beef dishes.Served at 18ºC"


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Louis Strydom
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  pH : 3.78  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas Awards: Silver medal
Wineland Magazine (South Africa): 4/5 stars
John Platter: 4/5 stars
in the cellar : Climate
Meditenanean - 650mm per annun. Vineyards on northern slopes and at the end of the valley hence slightly warmer conditions.

Soil
Deep red soils. A mix of weathered granite and a small percentage of clay, Clovelly and Hutton structure.

Vinification/Maturing
After a very stict selection of grapes on the vines, the grapes were harvested between 28 February and 15 March 1996. Fermentation lasted about 7 days with extended skin contact for 3 days. Placed in oak barrels selected immediately after fermentation for 16 months.

Tasting notes
Colour : Deep and light cherry red, great concentration.

Aroma : Very powerful nose, exotic wood, pepper, vanilla, spicy notes and chocolate.

Pallet : Elegant, well knit oak, long complex and well balanced.

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