Rust en Vrede Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

"Believed to be the wine of kings. However, to enjoy this wine you can be rich or poor, leader or follower, preacher or listener, giver or receiver, writer or buyer. Or you could be you. You are the king."


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Louis Strydom
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  pH : 3.75  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.

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

Vinification/Maturing
Fermented in open top fermentation vats, pressed and left to mature in French 225L barrels for 14 months. Bottled and left to mature another 15 months.

Tasing Notes
Colour : Intense red colour.
Aroma : Blackberry, red currant and mint aromas with atouch of eucalyptus.
Palate : The above reverberates on the palate, where some dry herb character also shows. Long fresh finish.

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