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 2017

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 33% new oak.

Tasting Notes

Dark, rich fruit and intense floral perfume jump out of the glass. Complex aromas of violets and white blossoms combine with concentrated blueberry, vanilla and dark chocolate. The wine has a bold, full palate as rich as the nose promises - intense blackberry and blueberry layered with dark chocolate, tobacco leaf and toast. Partial whole-bunch fermentation adds a savoury spiciness, and lively acidity balances the robust tannins, giving power and structure of the wine. Bold blueberry and toast flavours on the finish promise a good aging potential in this wine.

R295

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Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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% 300L French oak barrels, using 33% new oak.

Tasting Notes

Opaque in colour with prominent aromas of cassis, blackberry, bramble, and mulberry. The dark fruit is layered with savoury notes of cured meat and dried herbs. Rich fruit follows on the palate, sustained by fresh acidity and fine, mouth-coating tannins. Flavours of sandalwood, allspice, worn leather and pencil shavings add complexity and depth to this classically styled Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon.

R295

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Rust en Vrede Estate 2016

Grape Varieties : 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Syrah, 9% Merot

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

Vibrant ruby red, this Estate blend from the Helderberg shows the Rust en Vrede signature style. Plentiful and powerful fruit luxuriously wrapped in spice, grainy tannins and subtle oak. Blue and black berry compote sits comfortably next to notes of forest floor, leather and dark chocolate. More leather, dried herbs and toffee integrate well with grainy, youthful tannins and lingers beautifully en bouche.

R450

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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.

R980

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Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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

This Cabernet Sauvignon shows off 2017’s deep, almost opaque colour. Aromas of rich, concentrated cassis, black cherry and blue berry evolve into more floral and spicy notes of jasmine, juniper and cinnamon. Savoury notes of pencil shavings and cumin emerge as the wine opens up. Fine, grippy tannins combine with a vibrant acidity to create a taut, structured wine. Intense black fruit follows though from the nose with flavours of dark chocolate, all spice and a savoury note of tobacco leaf adding to the complexity. The finish is crisp and dry with notes of sweet baking spices.

R980

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Rust en Vrede 1694 Classification 2016

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

Trademark Rust en Vrede opulence meets restraint and elegance. Together in the bottle, Rust en Vrede’s two single vineyards – Syrah (majority) and Cabernet Sauvignon – sing and dance. The nose abounds with violets, black pepper and fresh black cherries with leather, black olives turned earth and liquorice added upon second swirl. The 2016 is lighter than both the 2015 and 2014 and beautifully so. The powerful palate matches the nose in both intensity and depth showing plush dark fruit and oak spice, intermingled with rooibos tea, cured meat and dried herbs. The immense tannin structure from the Cabernet Sauvignon and fruit and spice form the Syrah ensure that this wine will age well over the next decade.

R1 500

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