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Stellenbosch Reserve Ou Hoofgebou Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Stellenbosch Reserve Ou Hoofgebou Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

R180,00

Deep, opaque ruby in colour. This wine has rich notes of cassis, blackberry and bramble, combined with pencil shavings and tobacco. A classic Cabernet, showing fine, coating tannin with balanced acidity to support intense black fruit flavours. Dark chocolate and cedar are accompanied by a savoury tomato puree character that adds complexity. Polished, with well- integrated oak, resulting in classically styled Cabernet.

Specifications

SKU: RUS-001
Alcohol Volume: 14.05%
Sugar G/L: 2.4g/l
Type of wine: Red Wine
Food Pairing: Meat, Poultry, Salads

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In the cellar

Fermentation took place in open-top stainless-steel fermenters. Punch- downs and pump-overs were performed 4 times daily to ensure balanced extraction of colour and tannins. After fermentation, the wine was macerated on the skins for 14 days. Malolactic Fermentation was followed by further aging in French oak for 12 months, using only seasoned oak.

In the vineyard

2020 had all the hallmarks of an excellent vintage. Sustained moderate day temperatures through the growing season, with timeous seasonal rainfall laid the foundation for a good season. The resulting bigger yield showed high quality, from which we expect first-class wines. Grapes are selected from various sites located in the Stellenbosch region, with each site contributing different characteristics to create complexity in the wine.

Ageing

This wine will benefit with some cellaring and can be aged for at least 10 years in the ideal conditions.

Cultivar

Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Pairing

This wine will go well with a juicy steak, salty chips and a garden salad.

About the Wine Estate

The official date on the Title Deed of Rust en Vrede is March 12th, 1694. The property was granted by the Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel. The Cape Dutch buildings on the property date back to 1780, and today, they all have National Monument status. They are living history, used on a daily basis. Jannie and Ellen Engelbrecht, acquired Rust en Vrede in 1977 and immediately embarked on a full restoration of the Estate. First, they restored and equipped the original winery, and in 1978 Jannie made the first vintage of the modern era. An extensive vineyard re-planting also took place, focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. Over the years, Rust en Vrede's wines have gone from strength to strength.

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