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Rust en Vrede




Here it is the Syrah grape that makes up almost the entire grape mix - only a few percent Viognier is added. It gives a wine that has a great taste with lots of concentrated fruits and a spicy scent with both plums, blackberries, coffee and oak. The taste may remind some of the fine wines from the Rhone Valley. It is soft and characterized by dark berries, chocolates and spices as well as a solid touch from the 18 months of barrel storage, which helps to produce some extremely soft tannins that lead the wine to the long and delicious aftertaste.


Her er det Syrah-druen, der udgør stort set hele drueblandingen - kun ganske få procenter Viognier er tilføjet. Det giver en vin, der har en stor smag med masser af koncentrerede frugter og en krydret duft med både blommer, brombær, kaffe og fad. Smagsoplevelsen kan minde en del om de fine vine fra Rhone-dalen. Den er blød og præget af mørke bær, chokolade og krydderier samt et solidt præg fra de 18 måneders fadlagring, der er med til at give nogle enormt bløde tanniner, der leder vinen frem til den lange og betagende eftersmag.


Country: South Africa

Region: Stellenbosch

Winery: Rust en Vrede

Year: 2013

Type: Red

Grapes: Shiraz & Viognier

Alcohol: 14,5%

Aging: Oak barrels

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional



For over 320 years Rust en Vrede has stood peacefully among the vineyards of Stellenbosch.  Through centuries there were periods when wine was produced, but since 1977 the family have specialized in producing only red wine with the focus on Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot.

Many accolades have been bestowed upon the estate and some of the more memorable were when Rust en Vrede was chosen by President Nelson Mandela to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner and hosting the Queen of Denmark for a lunch at the Manor House. Rust en Vrede was nominated as the first South African red wine in the Top 100 Wines of the World and repeated this achievement for four consecutive years.

I over 320 år har Rust en Vrede stået fredeligt blandt vinmarkerne på Stellenbosch. Gennem århundreder var der perioder, hvor vin blev produceret, men siden 1977 har familien specialiseret sig i at producere kun rødvin med fokus på Syrah, Cabernet og Merlot.
Der er blevet tildelt mange anerkendelser til godset, og nogle af de mere mindeværdige var, da Rust en Vrede blev valgt af præsident Nelson Mandela til at blive serveret ved Nobels fredsprismiddag og være vært for dronningen af Danmark til en frokost i herregården. Rust en Vrede blev nomineret som den første sydafrikanske rødvin i Top 100 Wines of the World og gentog denne præstation fire år i træk.

General grape descriptions


It is a caste originating in France but it’s produced in all over the world. It is cultivated from France to Australia (where it is the main grape), United States (Washington State and California), besides Italy (cultivated in small scale all over the country to produce some good blends), Spain (used in projects in Rioja for example), Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Uruguay, Brazil (restricted to some producers and in the northeast) In Portugal it found is home in the region of Alentejo and is the most successful foreign grape  in terms of climatic adaptation. The wines have an intense colour. The aromas are complex with very rich tannins. The most present flavours are blueberry, plum, chocolate, tobacco and black pepper but have some differences depending on the region in which they are produced,  more fruity in the warmer regions or with more spicy flavours to plum, olive and green pepper in cooler climes.


Viognier is a grape variety  from  north of Rhône (France), where it produces delicious and great wines, as the famous Condrieu. The wines produced with Viognier grape usually reveal an intense colour, high alcohol content and aromas associated with apricot, peach and flowers. The Viognier from colder climates are more mineral, floral and with lima notes, those coming from warmer climates get a richer flavour. The low acidity of the Viognier does not require oak to reach a wine with balance but a slight ageing in wood can further improve its exotic flavour by adding a touch of vanilla. The late-harvested also bring honey notes. A dry wine produced from the Viognier is excellent when harmonized with cheeses and is excellent with spicy dishes presents in Thai and Chinese cuisine. It is still a perfect choice to accompany a grilled salmon.