Stellenrust

Stellenbosch

Stellenrust was established in 1928 and has ever since produced some of the most superb quality wines that the Stellenbosch region can offer.  It consists of about 400ha (200ha planted) of which half is stretched over the Golden Triangle area of Stellenbosch, internationally recognised for some of the best red wine soil in South Africa.  The other half is situated high up in the Bottelary Hills, renowned for its cool climate and late afternoon sea breezes swooping in from Cape Town to nurture both excellent white and red wines.

Stellenrust boasts today with being one of the largest family owned wine estates in South Africa carrying through generations of winemaking skills and the legacy of our motto ‘where excellence meets winemaking’ put forward in every bottle.

Timeless 2017

A graceful Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (25%), and Cabernet Franc (25%). This wine offers a menthol fresh nose with the palate enriched with dark berries, cassis, some mint chocolate and also a lingering finish with well balanced tannins concentrating on the mid-palate.

Cornerstone Pinotage 2018

This wine offers raspberry, ripe peach and black cherry flavours with subtle oak nuances, a warm succulent palate and delicate lingering sweet and sour finish with lifted acidity. Grapes for this wine are harvested from 48 year old bushvines. Low yields increase fruit intensity and depth of flavour. These old vine gems have slower ripening cycles delivering more mature fruit and a distinct chalky finish generated from a mix of granite and red clay. A great partner to spicy food such as Thai green curries.

55 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2019

Grapes for this wine is harvested from a 55 year old single vineyard of Chenin Blanc on the slopes of the Bottelary Hills planted in ironstone, hence the number on the front of the bottle referring to age of the vines in the year the wine was made. This is a weighty, concentrated and complex wild-fermented Chenin that delivers a super-pure yet fleshy wine. Top notes of lemon zest and marmalade botrytis evolve into peachy and tangy nectarine. Focused, clean acidity drives the juicy fruit to a long and honeyed finish. This Chenin Blanc will compliment an array of dishes: from orange infused duck confit to lemon infused Norwegian salmon on a bed of creamed spinach and potato puree.

Chenin Blanc 2021

This Chenin Blanc shows strong lime and some tropical fruit on the nose with a mineral palate of grape fruit and pear drop. Grapes are allowed short skin contact and natural settling in tank. 16% is fermented in 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels and 84% in stainless steel after which both portions are kept 5 months on the fermentation lees before it is blended and fined. Fermentation is a slow natural process and wild yeast ferments like this can take up to 3 months to finish. This Chenin Blanc is a great accompaniment to dishes such as smoked chicken salad on a warm summer’s day or thinly sliced carpaccio served on a bed of rocket with a lemon olive oil and black pepper dressing.

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