Rust en Vrede Merlot 2002

Merlot from South Africa

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Item No. 79420
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

Rich concentrated currant, raspberry,"prune with a good chunck of fruitcake adding further personality to this wine. Crisp, ripe tannins firms up on a long finish with vanilla and herbaceous notes lingering. A very juicy and complex Merlot acessible now with great potential to mature. Enjoy now through 2010

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Nestled on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch wine region lies this beautiful estate of 55 hectares. Known for consistently producing wines of high quality, Rust en Vrede is now considered to be one of the finest estates in South Africa when it comes to the making of truly great red wines. Established in 1694, it is one of the oldest estates in the...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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