Rust en Vrede Estate Shiraz 2000

Veritas 2003 - Double Gold
90 Points Wine Spectator August 2003

Deep mulberry red colour. Exploding black and mulberry flavours. Liquorice with nutmeg and tobacco bouquet. Well-balanced, fresh and elegant with long finish.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Louis Strydom
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

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Veritas 2003 - Double Gold
90 Points Wine Spectator August 2003
in the vineyard : Climate: Mediterranean –rainfall ± 650mm per annum. Vineyards situated on north facing 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 structure.

about the harvest: The grapes were 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 then bottled and continues to mature.

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