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Kleine Rust Cellar Selection Red 2011
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Tertius Boshoff
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.6
RS : 4.9 g/l
Total Acid : 5.3 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Tasting Notes
Nice dark berry flavours and some pepper spice on the nose. The palate is soft, sumptuous, juicy and round with elegant tannins and lots of berry fruit.
Blend Information
Pinotage, Shiraz
Food Suggestions
This wine will compliment food such as a Rack of lamb with a mint dressing or even a thickly cut fillet of beef.
In The Vineyard
The grapes for this wine come from a section of vineyards on our Golden Triangle farm in the Helderberg part of Stellenbosch.
About The Harvest
Grapes are picked at optimum ripeness around 25 Balling and kept on the skin for cold maceration for at least 3 days. This also allows some natural fermentation to take place.  The juice is then inoculated with a homemade brew of yeasts including three different strains.

It is fermented in stainless steel tanks between 24 - 28 C and kept on its skin for the full period of fermentation with regular pumpovers and press throughs. After fermentation, the free run juice is drained and the skins are only slightly pressed.  It finishes malolactic fermentation in a stainless steel tank with some oak staves added. The wine then matures after several rackings in the tank with oak staves for 9 months.
In The Cellar
This also allow some natural fermentation to take place. The juice is then inoculated with a homemade brew of yeasts including three different strains on both the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

It is fermented in stainless steel tanks between 24 - 28°C and kept on its skin for the full period of fermentation with regular pumpovers and press throughs. After fermentation, the free run juice is drained and the skins are only slightly pressed. It finishes malolactic fermentation in a stainless steel tank with some oak staves added. The wine then matures after several rackings in the tank with oak staves for 9 months.

Other Vintages
Kleine Rust Cellar Selection Red 2012 Tertius Boshoff Pinotage
Kleine Rust Cellar Selection Red 2011 Tertius Boshoff Pinotage
Kleine Rust Cellar Selection Red 2010 Tertius Boshoff Pinotage
Kleine Rust Cellar Selection Red 2009 Tertius Boshoff Cabernet Sauvignon
Kleine Rust Cellar Selection Red 2008 Tertius Boshoff Cabernet Sauvignon
Kleine Rust Cellar Selection Red 2006 Tertius Boshoff Merlot

Tel: +27.218802283   Fax: +27.218802284   Email: info@stellenrust.co.za  
Off the R44 between Stellenbosch & Somerset West, On the Stellenrust Road, Stellenbosch NU, Stellenbosch, 7600, Koelenhof, 7605, South Africa
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