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Rust en Vrede Estate

Rust en Vrede Estate

South Africa 

  • Grape Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah / Shiraz

  • Style

    Rich Full Bodied Reds

  • Alcohol By Volume

    15.0%


One of the genuine South African 'First Growth' estates, Jean Englebrecht's Rust en Vrede has produced a superlative 2007. This is like Cru ClassÚ Bordeaux with added power and intensity, yet still th e potential for ageing can clearly be seen in thewines structure and purity of fruit.

In the vineyard

Malolactic fermentation takes place in steel tanks and partly in barrels. Following fermentation, the Cabernet Sauvignon (6 clones), Shiraz (6 clones) and Merlot (2 clones) are separately vinified. Le ft to mature in mostly new 300L French and American oak barrels for 23 months, the wine is then blended and bottled. Only after a further 18 months of bottle-maturation is the wine released.

In the winery

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah blend
The soil is a mixture of weathered granite and a small percentage of clay, and is deep and red in colour. The soil shows good water retention, allowing for onl y moderate vine stress during dry years. Soil moisture is carefully monitored and supplemented by drip irrigation in very dry years only.

Press & Awards

  • Wine of the Week
    Tight-grained, featuring tangy maduro tobacco, black currant and black olive notes out front for now, while the core of darker fig paste, tar and gana che waits in reserve. A lovely roasted edge adds definition to the finish, while not sacrificing purity or drive. Should stretch out nicely in the cel lar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot. Best from 2011 through 2014. Rated "Outstanding" 92 Points
    Wine Spectator

Customer Satisfaction

As a family business we ensure a warm and friendly service whether you shop in store or online. We strive to create an environment of trust, an experience to enjoy and a brand to recommend. O’Brien’s delivers an extensive range of wines beers and spirits, some world famous others small and bespoke, all the best quality and all at the best value. Our staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about our range and strive to understand and exceed your expectations.

Free Delivery

No minimum order and if you spend €60 or more we'll deliver your order for free anywhere in Ireland.

Orders are normally delivered within 2-3 business days (Monday-Friday excluding bank holidays) of you placing the order.

Returns

Change your mind? No problem. You can cancel your order at any stage or return some or all of it through any of our stores or we can arrange a collection. Simply contact us by phone on 1850 269 777 (or +353 1 2693139 from outside Ireland) or email online@obrienswine.ie and we'll look after the rest.

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