Coenie Snyman

Coenie Snyman graduated with a BSc degree in viticulture and oenology in 1994 from Stellenbosch University. He gained valuable international experience in Sonoma, California and Saint Estephe, Bordeaux before joining Distell in 1996 as winemaker for their Bergkelder range of red wines.

In 2006 Coenie stepped into the position as winemaker at Rust en Vrede, making him only the third appointed winemaker since 1977 when the Engelbrecht family acquired this prestigious Estate. He has already had enormous success in a very short time, being named Diners Club Winemaker of the Year in 2009 for his Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2007. Coenie says he has a 15 year plan with the main focus on improving the quality and style of his wines.

Rust en Vrede has a proud and illustrious history with many accolades being bestowed upon the Estate. It is safe to say that the future is in good hands with Coenie at the helm.

Rust en Vrede

PO Box 473 Stellenbosch 7599

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Rust en Vrede CWG Auction Estate 2017 (750ml bottles)

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah

The grapes were handpicked between 6 and 26 March. The Cabernet Sauvignon was sorted and fully destemmed and the Syrah was partially destemmed. Individual parcel and grape components were vinified separately. Fermentation took place in open-top fermenters and the cap was manually punched down four times daily. The maceration period varied between 14 and 30 days, followed by barrel maturation in 300 litre and 500 litre French oak barrels for 22 months. Bottled on 14 February 2019.

Tasting Notes: Cassis and raspberry aromas are complemented by savoury cedar and cinnamon spice. Cassis follows onto the palate along with fresh redcurrant. Chalky tannins balance the juicy, lingering mouthfeel.

21 cases of this wine were previously sold on the 2020 Auction.

Ready for drinking between 2024 and 2029.

This wine is packed in a wooden box.

Auction Year: 2021

Rust en Vrede CWG Auction Estate 2017 (1.5L bottles)

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah

The grapes were handpicked between 6 and 26 March. The Cabernet Sauvignon was sorted and fully destemmed and the Syrah was partially destemmed. Individual parcel and grape components were vinified separately. Fermentation took place in open-top fermenters and the cap was manually punched down four times daily. The maceration period varied between 14 and 30 days, followed by barrel maturation in 300 litre and 500 litre French oak barrels for 22 months. Bottled on 14 February 2019.

Tasting Notes: Cassis and raspberry aromas are complemented by savoury cedar and cinnamon spice. Cassis follows onto the palate along with fresh redcurrant. Chalky tannins balance the juicy, lingering mouthfeel.

Ready for drinking between 2024 and 2029.

This wine is packed in a wooden box.

 

Auction Year: 2021

Rust en Vrede CWG Auction Estate 2016

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah

The grapes were hand-picked between 12 February and 26 March. The Cabernet Sauvignon was sorted and fully destemmed. The Syrah was partially destemmed. Individual parcel and grape components were vinified separately. Fermentation took place in open-top fermenters and the cap was manually punched-down four times, daily. The maceration period varied between 14 to 24 days, this was followed by barrel maturation in 300 litre and 500 litre French oak barrels for 22 months. Bottled on 7 February 2018.

Tasting Notes: Cassis and black cherry aromas are complemented by cedar and pepper spice. Fresh flavours of red currant and liquorice persist. Chalky tannins balance the juicy mouthfeel and evolve into a firm and dry finish.

Ready for drinking from 2022 to 2026.

This wine is packed in a wooden box.

Auction Year: 2021

Rust en Vrede CWG Auction Estate 2017

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah

Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

The grapes were handpicked between 6 and 26 March. The Cabernet Sauvignon was sorted and fully destemmed. The Syrah was partially destemmed. Individual parcels and grape components were vinified separately. Fermentation took place in open-top fermenters and the cap was manually punched down four times daily. The maceration period varied between 14 and 30 days. This was followed by barrel maturation in 300 litre and 500 litre French oak barrels for 22 months. The wine was bottled on 14 February 2019.

Tasting Notes: Cassis and raspberry aromas are complemented by savoury cedar and cinnamon spice. Cassis follows onto the palate along with fresh red currant. Chalky tannins balance the juicy lingering mouthfeel.

Ready for drinking between 2024 and 2029.

Auction Year: 2020

Rust en Vrede CWG Estate 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

One lot only – 6 bottles (6 x 750ml) comprising one bottle of each of the following vintages of Rust en Vrede CWG: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

This vertical collection begins with the very first vintage of Rust en Vrede CWG Auction Estate that was available on the CWG Auction and ends with the most recent. The wines are a time capsule that reflects the terroir of Rust en Vrede on the slopes of the Helderberg. They showcase the unique conditions experienced in each vintage, from plentiful rains to the onset of drought, and importantly our ongoing drive for consistency and refinement.

Rust en Vrede CWG Estate 2010 (1 x 750ml bottle)
Alc: 15.06    RS 3.2    TA 6.2    pH 3.58 (previously sold on the 2013 CWG Auction)

Rust en Vrede CWG Estate 2011 (1 x 750ml bottle)
Alc: 15.61    RS 1.9    TA 6.1    pH 3.64 (previously sold on the 2014 CWG Auction)

Rust en Vrede CWG Estate 2012 (1 x 750ml)
Alc: 14.78     RS 2.1    TA 6.2    pH 3.57 (previously sold on the 2015 CWG Auction)

Rust en Vrede CWG Auction Estate 2013 (1 x 750ml)
Alc: 15.15    RS 3.1    TA 6.5    pH 3.56 (previously sold on the 2016 CWG Auction)

Rust en Vrede CWG Auction 2014 (1 x 750ml)
Alc: 15.0     RS 3.2     TA 5.9    pH 3.56 (previously sold on the 2017 CWG Auction)

Rust en Vrede CWG Auction Estate 2015 (1 x 750ml)
Alc: 14.92    RS 2.9    TA 5.8    pH 3.62 (previously sold on the 2018 CWG Auction.)

Drink 2022 to 2030.

This wine has been stored in the CWG’s temperature and humidity-controlled Vinotheque since the year of Auction.

This wine is packed in a wooden box

This lot sold for R14 000 excl VAT

Auction Year: 2020

Rust en Vrede CWG Auction Estate 2015

The grapes were picked between the 3rd of March and the 9th of March. Components were vinified separately, and the grapes fully destemmed and sorted. During fermentation in open fermenters, the cap was punched down four times a day. Maceration for 7-36 days was followed by maturation in 300 and 500 litre barrels for 22 months. Bottling took place on the 1st of February 2017.
Auction Year: 2018

Rust en Vrede CWG Auction Estate 2015 (1.5L Bottles)

The grapes were picked between the 3rd of March and the 9th of March. Components were vinified separately, and the grapes fully destemmed and sorted. During fermentation in open fermenters, the cap was punched down four times a day. Maceration for 7-36 days was followed by maturation in 300 and 500 litre barrels for 22 months. Bottling took place on the 1st of February 2017.
Auction Year: 2018

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