Rust en Vrede Estate Shiraz 1999

The South African Trophy Wine Show 2002 - Silver
Concentrated garnet red with a tawny rim. Explosive blackberry flavours. Warm mocha, tobacco, dark chocolate and nut flavours. Slightly spicy. Fresh, clean and elegant. Creamy, with a firm mid-palate and a long memorable aftertaste.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Louis Strydom
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.72  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2002 - Silver
The South African Trophy Wine Show 2002 - Silver

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work and a civilization work. (Lombardi) This wine is no different – I thank every member of our team for their total commitment. - J.E.
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 bottle matured for 10 months prior to release in June 2002.

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