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1694 Classification 2017
Red Blend other, Stellenbosch, South Africa


  1694 Classification 2017

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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.
Aging Potential: 10 to 15 years. Serving temperature: 14 to 16° Celsius

HISTORY:
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 Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Proprietor Jean Engelbrecht has worked to maintain Rust en Vrede as one of South Africa’s premium red wine estates, with fullbodied, complex wines that reflect the uniqueness of their Stellenbosch terroir.

VINTAGE:
2017 saw the drought of the previous few years continuing. Very dry conditions with rainfall well below average, along with cool spring conditions resulted in smaller berries. Careful irrigation in the summer months was supplemented by rain just after véraison. Cool summer nights dropping consistently below 20°C allowed grapes to ripen slowly, retaining acidity and encouraging excellent formation of colour. Harvest at Rust en Vrede started on the 20th of February 2017. The cooler vintage is bold, structured and intense with the various components in the wines creating beautiful harmony.

VINIFIVATION:
Made from two designated Single Vineyards (Block 4 & 7), these Estate-grown grapes are picked and sorted by hand. Each harvest-parcel and individual clones are vinified separately. Clusters are destemmed, crushed and pumped into open top fermentation tanks where they undergo a 14-21- 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 (50% new, 50% 2nd fill), in 300l barrels for 18 months.

Bottle Sice:    750ml
Alcohol:  14,94%
Acidity:  6,3
pH:   3,53
RS:   1,9

Information about the Stellenbosch wine region:

Country: South Africa
Province: Western Cape
District: Cape Winelands
Area: 21,5 km²

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Where is the 1694 Classification 2017 produced?

The 1694 Classification 2017 is a red wine that is produced in the Stellenbosch Wine Region South Africa.

 



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