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Anthonij Rupert Optima 2020

£19.95 incl. VAT

72 in stock

Anthonij Rupert Optima 2019
Complex bouquet of fruitcake, cedar, cocoa and a perfumed whiff of dried lavender. Broad, fleshy and succulent with all of that the nose promises being delivered on the palate. Spice sprinkled cedar with rich dark fruitcake flavour. Wonderfully soft, rounded and silky palate that shows cohesion and refinement. Impressive density and concentration that doesn’t overwhelm. Nor does the oak used in the maturation of this impressive blend. Plush, comfortable and eminently rewarding with a lingering dry tail.

CULTIVAR: 37% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Cabernet Franc,1% Cinsuat,1% Roobernet

92/100 Tim Atkin

IN THE VINEYARD: The carefully selected grapes for Anthonij Rupert Optima, comes from our L’Ormarins Estate in Franschhoek and Rooderust farm in Darling. Specific sites, each with their own unique soil type and climatic conditions, were identified for the ideal
characteristics, which form unique components of the final blend in Optima.

VINTAGE NOTES: Even with a moderate to good rainfall, many vines where still struggling to recover from the drought the Western Cape had experienced over the preceding 3-4 years. Crop size hit a record low. Good quality wines can be expected from this vintage despite the lower yields and a bit of uneven ripping. Smaller berries contributed to a good concen-tration of flavours and a balance between acidity and sugar.

WINEMAKING NOTES: All components were sorted by an optic sorting machine to ensure that only the best quality grapes are used. Wine was fermented dry on the skins and underwent extended post fermentation maceration. This ensures deep colour extraction combined with good tannin structure. To add complexity fermentation was done in a combination of French oak tanks and Stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation completed in barrel, where after the wine was racked off the lees. Before the final blend is composed, each component was aged separately and kept in 225L French oak barrels for 20 months with 30% first fill barrels being used.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 17.5°C
RAINFALL: 636.3mm
HARVESTING BEGAN: 7 February 2019
HARVESTING ENDED: 20 March 2019
ORIGIN OF FRUIT: Franschhoek and Groenekloof
SOIL TYPE: Decomposed granite
YIELD: 6.8ton/ha

Anthonij Rupert Optima 2020

£19.95 incl. VAT

72 in stock

Anthonij Rupert Optima 2019
Complex bouquet of fruitcake, cedar, cocoa and a perfumed whiff of dried lavender. Broad, fleshy and succulent with all of that the nose promises being delivered on the palate. Spice sprinkled cedar with rich dark fruitcake flavour. Wonderfully soft, rounded and silky palate that shows cohesion and refinement. Impressive density and concentration that doesn’t overwhelm. Nor does the oak used in the maturation of this impressive blend. Plush, comfortable and eminently rewarding with a lingering dry tail.

CULTIVAR: 37% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Cabernet Franc,1% Cinsuat,1% Roobernet

92/100 Tim Atkin

IN THE VINEYARD: The carefully selected grapes for Anthonij Rupert Optima, comes from our L’Ormarins Estate in Franschhoek and Rooderust farm in Darling. Specific sites, each with their own unique soil type and climatic conditions, were identified for the ideal
characteristics, which form unique components of the final blend in Optima.

VINTAGE NOTES: Even with a moderate to good rainfall, many vines where still struggling to recover from the drought the Western Cape had experienced over the preceding 3-4 years. Crop size hit a record low. Good quality wines can be expected from this vintage despite the lower yields and a bit of uneven ripping. Smaller berries contributed to a good concen-tration of flavours and a balance between acidity and sugar.

WINEMAKING NOTES: All components were sorted by an optic sorting machine to ensure that only the best quality grapes are used. Wine was fermented dry on the skins and underwent extended post fermentation maceration. This ensures deep colour extraction combined with good tannin structure. To add complexity fermentation was done in a combination of French oak tanks and Stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation completed in barrel, where after the wine was racked off the lees. Before the final blend is composed, each component was aged separately and kept in 225L French oak barrels for 20 months with 30% first fill barrels being used.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 17.5°C
RAINFALL: 636.3mm
HARVESTING BEGAN: 7 February 2019
HARVESTING ENDED: 20 March 2019
ORIGIN OF FRUIT: Franschhoek and Groenekloof
SOIL TYPE: Decomposed granite
YIELD: 6.8ton/ha

Anthonij Rupert Optima 2020

£19.95 incl. VAT

72 in stock

Anthonij Rupert Optima 2019
Complex bouquet of fruitcake, cedar, cocoa and a perfumed whiff of dried lavender. Broad, fleshy and succulent with all of that the nose promises being delivered on the palate. Spice sprinkled cedar with rich dark fruitcake flavour. Wonderfully soft, rounded and silky palate that shows cohesion and refinement. Impressive density and concentration that doesn’t overwhelm. Nor does the oak used in the maturation of this impressive blend. Plush, comfortable and eminently rewarding with a lingering dry tail.

CULTIVAR: 37% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Cabernet Franc,1% Cinsuat,1% Roobernet

92/100 Tim Atkin

IN THE VINEYARD: The carefully selected grapes for Anthonij Rupert Optima, comes from our L’Ormarins Estate in Franschhoek and Rooderust farm in Darling. Specific sites, each with their own unique soil type and climatic conditions, were identified for the ideal
characteristics, which form unique components of the final blend in Optima.

VINTAGE NOTES: Even with a moderate to good rainfall, many vines where still struggling to recover from the drought the Western Cape had experienced over the preceding 3-4 years. Crop size hit a record low. Good quality wines can be expected from this vintage despite the lower yields and a bit of uneven ripping. Smaller berries contributed to a good concen-tration of flavours and a balance between acidity and sugar.

WINEMAKING NOTES: All components were sorted by an optic sorting machine to ensure that only the best quality grapes are used. Wine was fermented dry on the skins and underwent extended post fermentation maceration. This ensures deep colour extraction combined with good tannin structure. To add complexity fermentation was done in a combination of French oak tanks and Stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation completed in barrel, where after the wine was racked off the lees. Before the final blend is composed, each component was aged separately and kept in 225L French oak barrels for 20 months with 30% first fill barrels being used.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 17.5°C
RAINFALL: 636.3mm
HARVESTING BEGAN: 7 February 2019
HARVESTING ENDED: 20 March 2019
ORIGIN OF FRUIT: Franschhoek and Groenekloof
SOIL TYPE: Decomposed granite
YIELD: 6.8ton/ha

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