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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.

Winemaker: Coenie Snyman

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 2 700.00
  • Lowest: R 2 100.00
  • Average: R 2 323.33


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 168
  • Cases Auctioned 60


  • Alc: 14.50 vol%
  • RS: 1.90 g/l
  • TA: 6.80 g/l
  • pH: 3.69

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