Rustenburg Stellenbosch Malbec

Malbec has found a welcoming home in Stellenbosch, flourishing along with the other Bordeaux red varietals that the region is renowned for. The variety is best known in Stellenbosch for producing very expressive wines that are more approachable in their youth than Cabernet and Merlot, medium-bodied with fine tannins and a generous mid-palate. A great wine to enjoy on its own or with a wide variety of roasted meats, Italian fare, or mushroom based dishes. As with all Rustenberg’s red wines, decanting before serving is recommended.



Stellenbosch, South Africa

100% Malbec

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In its youth, the wine exhibits very attractive purple hues with dark fruit flavours, such as plum, blackberry and violets, along with pepper and tobacco. As the wine ages, it will reveal a more savoury fruit profile.

Back Story & Wine Information

Originally granted in 1682 to a German settler, Rustenberg farm was bought by Peter and Pamela Barlow in 1941. They produce roughly 120 000 bottles annually from mainly red Bordeaux grape varieties cultivated in the rich Stellenbosch soils at the foot of the majestic Simonsberg Mountain. The force behind the 21st century renewal is Simon Barlow, son of Peter and Pamela. Simon considers himself to be a custodian of the farm, and is driven by his vision of “absolute passion and total dedication to quality in both the vineyard and cellar”. Today production is closer to 900 000 bottles.

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