Rust en Vrede
Estate Vineyards Syrah 2017, Rust en Vrede
South Africa / Stellenbosch
Andy's Tasting Notes
A rich, full and savoury style of Syrah yet with an aromatic and beautifully scented personality. Blackberry, plum, blueberry, spice and a soothing hint of dark chocolate on the finish. Plenty of bang for your buck here.
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.
We’re pleased to be offering at this Special Price, rrp is circa £20.95
Price per bottle £20.95 £17.80
Since 1977 this prestigious estate, owned and run by the Engelbrecht family, has specialised in the exclusive production of red wine from estate vines, with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. These are wines with all the hallmarks of complexity and balance, as well as a sense of place which reflects their heritage. Many accolades have been bestowed upon the estate, including Rust en Vrede Estate Wine being chosen by President Nelson Mandela to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner and hosting the Queen of Denmark for a lunch at the Manor House. Rust en Vrede was nominated as the first South African red wine in the Top 100 Wines of the World and went on to repeat this achievement for four consecutive years.
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