Cabernet Sauvignon, Rust en Vrede
Serve at: 18-22 °C
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
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Country: South Africa
Place of Origin: Stellenbosch, Helderberg
Winery: Rust en Vrede
Description: Deep Opaque color. Classic Cabernet character with cassis and lead pencil aromas and notes of mocha. Palate – Offering a firm tannin structure in a tighter style of wine with good phenolic ripeness and a defined finish. The Rust en Vrede wines were chosen to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner in Oslo where the late President Nelson Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize. Rust en Vrede wines were nominated for a consecutive 5 years amongst the top 100 red wines of the World.
Production: The Estate is located on the lower lying slopes of the Helderberg between 85m -130m above sea level. Vinification:The grapes were harvested in February . Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by 14-21 days maceration. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels after which the wine was left to mature for 18 months in French oak. The wine undergoes bottle-maturation for a further 9 months before being released.
Food Combination: Wine-&mushroom based sauces, mature cheeses, red meat with rich sauces, steak, sauteed foie gras, becon,lam,sukiyaki,eel kabayaki,beef stew, Peking duck
Awards: ◆2012 Vintage *91 Points - Wine Spectator *4.5☆ - John Platter’s South African Wine Guide ◆2011 Vintage *91 Poitns - Wine Spectator *Silver - International Wine Challenge *3.5✩ - John Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2013 ◆2010 Vintage *91 Poitns - Wine Enthusiast 2014 ◆2008 Vintage *91 Poitns - Wine Enthusiast 2011 *Silver - International Wine Challenge ◆2007 Vintage *Silver - International Wine Challenge