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Auction Wines

CWG Auction Estate 2014 (1.5 Litre bottles)

The grapes were picked between the 4th of March and the 10th of April. The components
were vinifi ed separately and the grapes fully destemmed and sorted. During fermentation
in open fermenters, the cap was punched down four times a day. Maceration for 21 to 31
days was followed by maturation in 300 and 500 litre barrels for 22 months. Bottling took
place on the 9th of February 2016.

Auction Year: 2017

CWG Auction Estate 2014 (750ml)

The grapes were picked between the 4th of March and the 10th of April. The components
were vinifi ed separately and the grapes fully destemmed and sorted. During fermentation
in open fermenters, the cap was punched down four times a day. Maceration for 21 to 31
days was followed by maturation in 300 and 500 litre barrels for 22 months. Bottling took
place on the 9th of February 2016.

Auction Year: 2017

Rust en Vrede CWG Auction Estate 2013 (1.5L bottles)

The grapes were picked between 11 March and 11 April. The components were vinified
separately. The grapes were fully destalked and sorted. During the fermentation in open
fermenters, the cap was punched down four times per day. Maceration for 21-31 days
followed by maturation in 300 and 500 litre barrels for 22 months. Bottled on the 6
February 2015.

Auction Year: 2016

Rust en Vrede CWG Auction Estate 2013

The grapes were picked between 11 March and 11 April. The components were vinified
separately. The grapes were fully destalked and sorted. During the fermentation in open
fermenters, the cap was punched down four times per day. Maceration for 21-31 days
followed by maturation in 300 and 500 litre barrels for 22 months. Bottled on the 6
February 2015.

Auction Year: 2016

Rust en Vrede CWG Estate 2012

The grapes were picked between the 12th and 20th March and the components vinified
and matured separately. The grapes were fully destalked and sorted. During fermentation
in open fermenters, the cap was punched down four times a day. Maceration for 14 to 31
days, followed by maturation in 300 and 500 litre barrels for 22 months. Bottled on 10th
February 2014.

Auction Year: 2015

Rust en Vrede CWG Estate 2011

The crop ripened simultaneously and the Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon were picked in 3 days in the first week of March. The Petit Verdot was harvested 10 days later. The grapes were fully destalked and sorted. The components were vinified and matured separately. During fermentation, in open fermenters, the cap was punched down 4 times a day. Maceration for 7-25 days was followed by 22 month maturation in barrels. Bottled on 14 February 2013. Tasting Notes: Vibrant, deep ruby. Densely packed fruit aromas of cassis and raspberry. Dark chocolate and cedar with violets and spice complete. Dark currant with tobacco delivers a muscular punch. The lengthy finish shows dark fruit and savoury flavour. Rich style with powerful fruit and dry finish. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.

Auction Year: 2014

Rust en Vrede CWG Estate 2010

The black Southeaster in November 2009 reduced the 2010 crop by 40%. The smaller Merlot crop ripened from late February, until end of March for the Petit Verdot. The components of the blend were vinified and matured separately. The grapes were fully destemmed and sorted. During fermentation, in open fermenters (tanks and barrels), the cap was punched down manually three to five times per day. Post fermentation maceration for 7-25 days, followed by 18 month maturation in 300 litre barrels. Bottled on 14 November 2011. Tasting Notes: This fruit driven wine shows cassis and raspberry aromas intertwined with dark chocolate and cedar notes, backed by a touch of cumin spiciness. The ripe cassis and dark chocolate follows through onto the mouth-filling palate. The lengthy finish is well balanced with the sweetness of the fruit and the dryness of the tannins.

Auction Year: 2013

Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

The vineyard is north facing and consists of a mixture of decomposed Helderberg granite and Table Mountain sandstone, classified as a Tukulu soil type with medium growth potential. The grapes were harvested in 3 sections on 9 March and 20 March 2009 and these sections were vinified separately. Fermented in open top fermenters at 28 degrees C for 7 days, punched down 3-5 times per day and macerated for a further 14 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel and the wines were matured for 19 months in 100% new French oak. Tasting Notes: An intense ruby coloured Cabernet Sauvignon with classical aromas of cassis and pencil shaving. A lovely combination of raspberry and blue berry fruits with inky savoury characters supported by the presence of subtle oak. Attractive layers of Christmas pudding, Blackforest cake, raspberry and cedar on the palate. The structure is packed with strikingly fine grained fruit tannins supported by a solid oak backbone - fine enough to enjoy but firm enough for long cellaring.

Auction Year: 2012

Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

100% Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon The vineyard is North facing and consists of a mixture of decomposed Helderberg granite and Table Mountain sandstone, classified as a Tukulu soil type with medium growth potential. The Cabernet Sauvignon clones 163 and 46 were grafted onto 101-14 rootstock and the vineyard was planted in 2000 and yielded 4.75 ton/ha in 2009. The grapes were harvested according to NDVI growth patterns in 3 sections on 9 March and 20 March 2009 and these sections were vinified separately. Fermented in open top fermenters at 28 degrees C for 7 days, punched down 3-5 times per day and macerated for a further 14 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel and the wine was matured for 19 months in 100% new French oak barrel. 1008 bottles were bottled on 9 Dec 2010. Tasting note: An intense ruby coloured Cabernet Sauvignon with classical aromas of cassis and pencil shavings. A lovely combination of raspberry and blue-berry fruits with inky, savoury characters supported by the presence of a subtle oak aroma that needs a bit more time to integrate fully. Attractive layers of Christmas pudding, Black Forest cake, raspberry and cedar on the palate. The structure is packed with strikingly fine grained fruit tannins supported by a solid oak backbone ? fine enough to enjoy but firm enough for long cellaring. This is a unique wine from Rust en Vrede and I?m looking forward to the evolution of the 2009 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon with confidence. Drink from 2012 onwards.

Auction Year: 2011