Rust en Vrede Estate Merlot 1999

Deep red, bright, purple hints. Initial smell of cherry and ripe plum notes, coffee, warm touches of fruits with alcohol. On the palate their are warm aromas from the maturing in wood, tannins are already blended in a rounded harmonious way, good length.


variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winemaker : Louis Strydom
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  pH : 3.5  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas Awards: Silver Medal
Wine Magazine (South Africa): 4/5 stars
Winelands Magazine (South Africa): 4/5 stars
Michaelangelo International Wine Awards: Gold medal
Steve Tanzer (USA): 89/100
John Platter: 4/5 stars
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: The grapes were harvested on 2 March 1999.

in the cellar : WE372 yeast was used and fermentation temperature was about 28ºC. Fermentation on the skins took place over a period of 7 days. Malolactic fermentation followed in stainless steel tanks and the wine was left to mature for 8 months in French oak barriques.

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