Our Wines

RUST EN VREDE

Our Wines

Surrounded by mountains and tucked into the hills of the Helderberg on a north facing slope, the terroir of Rust en Vrede is ideally suited to full bodied reds. We only want to produce the highest quality possible, which is why our focus is solely on Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Syrah 2019

Grape Varieties: 100% Syrah

Estate Wine
W.O. Stellenbosch
Our Estate Vineyard Syrah is a typical expression of Stellenbosch, and owner Jean Engelbrecht’s favourite variety. Chosen in 2016 as one of Wine Spectator’s top 100 wines in the world.

Vineyard

Grapes for this wine come from 7 hectares of vineyard planted on the Rust en Vrede Estate.

Ageing

18 months in 100% 500L French oak barrels, using 20% new oak.

Tasting Notes

Floral perfume of jasmine with black cherry and tobacco. Full bodied with bold fruit, showing red cherry, blueberry and black forest gateau. Subtle pink peppercorn and cumin compliment savoury notes of smoky meat. Balanced acidity, fine spicy tannins and a juicy finish.

R320

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Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Wine
W.O. Stellenbosch
Our Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is our longest standing tradition here at Rust en Vrede. The variety that Stellenbosch is most well-known for, Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon offers a concentrated and classic rendition of the variety.

Vineyard

Grapes for this wine come from 22 hectares of vineyard planted on the Rust en Vrede Estate.

Ageing

18 months in 100% French oak barrels, using 20% new oak.

Tasting Notes

Deep crimson with well-defined red and black cherry prominent on the nose. Dark chocolate, cedar and pencil shavings bring complexity and typicity to this Helderberg Cabernet. The palate is structured with fresh acidity and bold tannins that will balance each other well over time. Cherry notes carry through on the palate, growing in intensity and complexity with layered cassis, blackberry, liquorice and a pinch of black pepper.

R320

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Rust en Vrede Estate 2018

Grape Varieties : 61% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Syrah, 9% Merlot

Estate Wine
W.O. Stellenbosch
The Estate blend is the emblematic wine of Rust en Vrede. The blend is made up of the proportions of varieties planted on Rust en Vrede, making it the most honest reflection of our terroir. Selected four times by Wine Spectator as one of the top 100 wines in the World.

Vineyard

Named to reflect the planting on the property, the grapes for this wine come from 22 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, 7 hectares of Syrah and 1 hectare of Merlot

Ageing

22 months in 100% French oak barrels, using 40% new oak.

Tasting Notes

Rich cassis and mulberry with cedar and tobacco reveal Cabernet as the backbone to the blend, after which fresh red and black cherry with black pepper spice show the Syrah component. Intense fruit flavours are layered with mocha, Christmas cake, sandalwood and leather, bringing complexity to the wine. Fresh, fruity acidity balances the firm, coating tannins, culminating in a clean, dry finish that indicates good ageing potential.

R480

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Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Syrah 2016

Grape Varieties: 100% Syrah

Single Vineyard Estate Wine
W.O. Stellenbosch
The Single Vineyard Syrah was conceptualized by Jean Engelbrecht as his generational contribution to the family legacy. A pure expression of only the best Syrah that Rust en Vrede has to offer.

Vineyard

Grapes are harvested from our oldest and best block of Syrah on the property.

Ageing

Malolactic Fermentation in Barrel. 16 months in 100% French oak with 50% new and 50% 2nd fill, in 500l barrels medium toast barrels.

Tasting Notes

From granitic soils, this single vineyard Syrah displays its hallmark intensity of colour, aromatics and flavours handsomely. Concentrated aromatics of blackberries, blueberries and plums flourish alongside flavours of star anise, black pepper and cloves. Sweet tobacco and vanilla pod oak are lavished on both the nose and the palate and nicely compliments the opulent fruit. This is a seductive wine from the 2016 vintage, which with its abundance of fruit and inherent structure, will allow it to age a decade or longer without difficulty.

R1100

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Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Single Vineyard Estate Wine
W.O. Stellenbosch
The Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was a natural addition to the range following the success of the Single Vineyard Syrah. A pure expression of only the best Cabernet Sauvignon that Rust en Vrede has to offer.

Vineyard

Grapes are harvested from our oldest and best block of Cabernet Sauvignon on the property.

Ageing

Malolactic Fermentation in Barrel. 22 months in 100% French oak with 50% new 300L medium toast barrels.

Tasting Notes

A prominent bouquet of cedar, pencil shavings and dark chocolate rounded out with cassis and black cherry. A full-bodied, classic Cabernet in a Bordeaux style, this wine shows fine-grained tannins and velvety acidity. Blackberries and mulberries complement savoury spice – coriander seed and juniper. Structured and powerful, this is a Cabernet that will continue developing complexity as it ages.

R1100

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Rust en Vrede 1694 Classification 2017

Grape Varieties: 61% Syrah, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Wine
W.O. Stellenbosch
Named to commemorate the date that Rust en Vrede was established, this is a slightly unusual blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, with an emphasis on the opulence of Rust en Vrede Syrah. An exemplary combination of our two focus varieties.

Vineyard

Grapes are selected from the two single vineyard parcels of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, the oldest and best vines on the Estate.

Ageing

Malolactic Fermentation in Barrel. 22 months in 100% French oak with 50% new 300L barrels.

Tasting Notes

Pronounced red and black cherry on the nose. Flavours of cassis, cedar, cumin, and ground coriander combine with fine, ripe tannins that coat the palate. Defined cherry and blackberry notes lend a dark fruit backbone to balanced cedar spice, vanilla pudding, and liquorice that create a harmonious complexity on the palate. Well-structured and concentrated without being overbearing.

R1 600

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