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Estate Vineyards Syrah, Rust en Vrede

Since 1977 Rust en Vrede has specialised in the exclusive production of red wine from estate vines, with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Fragrant blueberry, red cherry, and a hint of floral perfume open up to reveal fresh plum with layered sweet and savoury spices. The complex fruit flavours follow on the palate with fine but grippy tannins and a fresh fruity acidity. Typical spiciness is layered and complex cardamom, fennel, black pepper, nutmeg and clove, with the delicate use of oak complementing the spiciness. Refined yet powerful with a lingering fruity finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.8 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.5 g/L

pH

3.49

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Coenie Snyman

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

TIME IN OAK

18 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

The vintage of 2018 was challenging because it was the fourth consecutive year of drought, bringing dry conditions with water restrictions. Careful water management was essential, but the benefit of the dry weather meant very healthy vines. The dry conditions also resulted in smaller berries, which in turn provide excellent colour and flavour intensity. Cooler nights towards the end of February meant a longer hang time, allowing for further flavour development. Despite the irrigation challenges and a smaller crop, 2018 bodes very well for high quality wines.

Vinification details

Estate grown grapes were hand-harvested and partially destemmed, with 15% of the grapes kept as whole bunches. Fermentation took place in open-top fermenters with manual punch-downs and pump-overs performed 2 to 4 times daily. Maceration continued for 14 to 21 days. Parcels and clones were vinified separately, and the wine was then matured in 500L French oak barrels for 18 months using a combination of 20% new and 80% seasoned oak.

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Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Bright, aromatic and scented...

Tim Atkin MW

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Estate Vineyards Syrah, Rust en Vrede

Since 1977 Rust en Vrede has specialised in the exclusive production of red wine from estate vines, with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Complex aromas of violets and white blossoms combine with concentrated blueberry, vanilla and dark chocolate. The wine has a bold, full palate as rich as the nose promises - intense blackberry and blueberry layered with dark chocolate, tobacco leaf and toast. Partial whole-bunch fermentation adds a savoury spiciness, and lively acidity balances the robust tannins, giving power and structure to the wine. Bold blueberry and toast flavours on the finish promise a good aging potential in this wine.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.6 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.1 g/L

pH

3.57

ACIDITY

5.8 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Coenie Snyman

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

TIME IN OAK

16 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Picking began on 28th February 2017. The winter of 2016 was extremely dry, with a maximum rainfall of 579mm, much lower than the average 712mm. The cool months after winter triggered a good bud break followed immediately by dry weather. These conditions resulted in a high number of bunches, producing smaller berries (20% smaller than usual), which balanced the effects of the dry conditions and allowed for a normal and healthy production.

Vinification details

Estate grown grapes were hand-harvested and partially destemmed, with 25% of the grapes kept as whole bunches. Fermentation took place in open-top fermenters with manual punch-downs and pump-overs performed 2 to 4 times daily. Maceration continued for 14 to 21 days with parcels and clones vinified separately. The wine was then matured in 500L French oak barrels for 16 months using a combination of 20% new and 80% seasoned oak.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 90 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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... a deeply coloured, intensely aromatic wine with layers of damson and blackberry fruit ...

Tim Atkin MW

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Estate Vineyards Syrah, Rust en Vrede

Since 1977 Rust en Vrede has specialised in the exclusive production of red wine from estate vines, with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

The Estate Vineyards Syrah is elegant in 2016. Medium-bodied with a purple rim. Notes of olive tapenade, red berries, vanilla and milk chocolate show its fine complexity and depth. The palate is darker, with a wild streak and mineral core.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.7 g/L

pH

3.49

ACIDITY

5.8 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Coenie Snyman

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

TIME IN OAK

18 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Picking began on 12th February 2016. The winter of 2015 was extremely dry, with a maximum rainfall of 469mm, much lower than the average 712mm. The cool months after winter triggered a good bud break followed immediately by dry weather. These conditions resulted in a high number of bunches, producing smaller berries which balanced the effects of the dry conditions and allowed for a normal and healthy production.

Vinification details

Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels after which the wine was left to mature for 18 months in 100% French oak (20% new) with a medium toast. A combination of 300 litre (50%) and 500 litre (50%) barrels were used.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 92 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Full body, juicy tannins and a velvety, full finish.

JamesSuckling.com

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Estate Vineyards Syrah, Rust en Vrede

Since 1977 Rust en Vrede has specialised in the exclusive production of red wine from estate vines, with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Deep ruby with pronounced dark chocolate and earthy aromas followed by sweet spices – nutmeg, cinnamon and toffee essence. The palate is full and juicy with velvety tannins that are fresh with flavours of strawberries and sour cherries.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.7 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.0 g/L

pH

3.54

ACIDITY

5.8 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Coenie Snyman

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

February 2015

TIME IN OAK

18 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Picking of these vineyards started a bit later than usual in the last week of February and went on until 15th April. The vintage was that of far larger proportions, coming in at 44% larger in quantity than average. Due to a good spring, fruit set was good and led to high yields. The last two weeks of harvest brought rain which mimicked that of the typical Bordeaux season, these rains were consistent and helped ripen the fruit which led to an elegant vintage.

Vinification details

Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels after which the wine was left to mature for 18 months in French oak.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 93 pts
JamesSuckling.com: 91 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Intense with ripe, supple tannins. Opulent style.

International Wine Challenge

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Estate Vineyards Syrah, Rust en Vrede

Since 1977 Rust en Vrede has specialised in the exclusive production of red wine from estate vines, with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Bright opaque ruby. Savoury leather and earthy aromas are combined with smoked bacon and floral notes. The palate is full bodied with ripe, rich, stewed fruit. Tight and grainy tannins give way to a velvety mid palate and a powerful finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

15.1 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.1 g/L

pH

3.57

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Coenie Snyman

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

March 2013

TIME IN OAK

18 months

SULPHUR

Total: 57 Free: 16

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

Vinification details

Primary fermentation lasted seven days, followed by 14-21 days’ maceration. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels after which the wine was left to mature for 18 months in French oak. The wine then underwent bottle maturation for a further nine months before being released.

Awards

IWC 2016: Silver
Platter: 4.5*

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Seductive, ripe, with grip, concentration, refinement and class.

Platter Guide

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Estate Vineyards Syrah, Rust en Vrede

Since 1977 Rust en Vrede has specialised in the exclusive production of red wine from estate vines, with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Complex, rich and powerful with aromas of toast and ripe black cherries and good oak integration. Has a firm structure with a juicy fullness that follows through on the palate with notes of vanilla and a muscular finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.9 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.3 g/L

pH

3.52

ACIDITY

5.8 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Coenie Snyman

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

February 2012

TIME IN OAK

18 months

SULPHUR

Total: 83 Free: 33

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

Vinification details

Primary fermentation took seven days, followed by 14-21 days maceration. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrels after which the wine was left to mature for 18 months in French oak. The wine underwent bottle maturation for a further nine months before being released.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 92 pts
Platter: 4.5*

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss