Established in 1694, Rust en Vrede is proud to be part of a remarkable three hundred year old wine tradition. Since 1977 the Engelbrecht family has specialized in the exclusive production of red wine, with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This is largely due to the geography and climate of the area. The estate is shielded from South Easterly winds by the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountains, and from the South Westerly winds by the foothills of the Helderberg. Naturally then, Rust en Vrede is a warmer microcosm in the Helderberg area, which beautifully showcases the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals; and, lends itself to full bodied wines with powerful structure. Proprietor Jean Engelbrecht has worked to establish Rust en Vrede as one of South Africa’s premium red wine estates, with big and complex wines that reflect the uniqueness of the Helderberg terroir.
2018 Rust en Vrede Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
$353.70 (per Case)
Made only from Estate-grown grapes that are picked and sorted by hand. Each harvest-parcel and
individual clones are vinified separately. Harvested grapes are destemmed, crushed and pumped
into open top fermentation tanks where they undergo a 21-day maceration period involving a 7-day
fermentation with pump-overs and manual punch-downs 2-4 times daily. Barrel maturation in
100% French oak barrels (20% new, 20% 2nd fill, 20% 3rd fill, 40% 4th fill), in 300l barrels for