Rust en Vrede Estate Shiraz 1998

Deep and light cherry red colour, great concentration. Very powerful nose, exotic wood, pepper, vanilla, spicy notes and chocolate. The palate is elegant, well knit oak, long finish, complex and well balanced.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Louis Strydom
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
2001 Veritas - Gold Award
in the vineyard : Vineyards situated on north facing 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.

about the harvest: Harvested at 24º Balling

in the cellar : Fermented in open tank fermenters. Pumped over five times per day. After fermentation, the wine was matured in new American oak barriques for 18 months. The wine was bottle matured for 10 months prior to release in June 2001.

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