Rust en Vrede Estate Shiraz 1997

"The greatest truths are the simplest and so are the greatest men and women. This wine is a fine example of a wine given , produced and refined by nature. It was that simple."


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
Steve Tanzer (USA): 87/100
John Platter: 4.5/5 stars
in the cellar : Climate
Mediterranean - 650mm per annun. Vmeyards on northern slopes and at the end of the valley hence slightly warmer conchtions.

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

Vinification/Maturing
Aged for 14 months in 225L American oak barrels. An 0,2 g/l egg white fining was used just before bottling. After bottling the wine was left for 10 months.

Tasting notes
Colour : Deep purple, red colour.
Aroma : Smokey, cherry and a bit earthy with a hint of mint.
Palate: Power carries to the palate, soft persistent tannins, beautifully integrated oak.

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