Results For South African Wines

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Rust en Vrede, the first South African estate to specialize exclusively in red wine, produces full-bodied wines that express the uniqueness of the Stellenbosch terroir. The Merlot is an elegant, well-balanced wine with an underlying, refreshing quality.

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A juicy, tasty red from Robertson, South Africa. It shows loads of dark fruit on the palate with cassis and a touch of smoke on the finish. The tannins are eager to please – in fact, this wine just won’t let you down in general. Friendly and approachable.

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Dark purple in the glass. Smoky notes with intense dark berry aromas, framed by oak spice. Fleshy dark fruit continue on the palate with firm tannins and lingering flavours of spice and dark coffee. Medium bodied with well balanced fruit acidity.

Andersonville Wine & Spirits
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TASTING NOTES:

Enticing citrus and tropical fruit aromas lead to fresh, zesty flavors of pineapple, lemon-lime, mango and green fig, backed by a racy acidity. Herbal undertones shine through on the mineral-tinged finish.

VINEYARDS:

Grapes were sourced from select vineyard sites in Robertson (65%), Paarl (20%) and Elgin (15%), characterized mainly by calcareous red Karoo clay and decomposed granite soils. Vines range in age from 6-16 years. Approximately 20% of the vines were dry farmed, low-yielding bush vines. Grapes from the cooler coastal regions bring a zesty citrus and herbal character, while warm climate fruit imparts a tropical fruit profile and a fuller texture.

VINTAGE:

2012 was a great vintage for Sauvignon Blanc. Cool, dry weather throughout the growing season led to a slightly later harvest than usual. Berry size was smaller than normal, resulting in wines with a lovely fruit intensity. The wines achieved full phenolic ripeness while retaining loads of fresh, racy acidity.

VINIFICATION AND MATURATION:

The grapes were harvested in the cool early morning hours, then crushed and gently pressed. After the juice was chilled and settled, it was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks. Approximately 20% of the wine was aged on its lees for three months before blending and bottling.

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winemaker’s notes:Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz is packed with fresh, juicy flavors of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries with dark chocolate undertones. Striking a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity, this refreshing and approachable wine is great to sip on its own and matches up equally well with meat dishes, cheeses, and desserts.
alcohol by volume: 12.0%
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Intense red colour with a purple rim. A spicy profile with ripe black fruit and violets. Smooth and rich on the palate with soft tannins, good density and a hint of oak. A well balanced, unpretentious wine made for easy drinking.

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Winemaker’s Notes
The wine has a brilliant deep garnet color. The nose of this wine is an interesting mix of bright pure fruit; mulberries and blackberries; and heady spicy notes with notes of five spice. There is also a floral undertone. The wine enters the palate with power, bursting with bright red and black fruit notes. There is a broad textured mid palate and a long finish of black pepper spice. The tannins are firm and the wine leaves with a sense of freshness.
Critical Acclaim
“This red offers nice briary grip from the get-go, with dark currant, fig and blackberry paste flavors. Mouthwatering mesquite notes charge through the finish. Rock-solid, showing lots of character.”

90 Points Wine Spectator

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