Coenie Snyman's 2013 CWG Auction Wine

Rust en Vrede CWG Estate 2010Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Shiraz 30%, Merlot 5%, Petit Verdot 5% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

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.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 62 Qty. cases on offer 40 Alc 15.06 vol% RS 3.2 g/l TA 6.2 g/l pH 3.58 The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction is open to the trade and general public. To attend the auction, to register to bid or for details of our online, telephonic or proxy bidding options, please contact the Cape Winemakers Guild Office on info@capewinemakersguild.com or phone: +27 (0)21 852 0408.