Anthonij Rupert, Cabernet Franc 2012

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    South Africa

  • Region:

    Franschhoek

  • ABV:

    14.37%

  • Grape:

    Cabernet Franc

  • Grape Blend:

    Cabernet Franc 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Johan Rupert

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2012 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Fruitcake, cassis and spice nose with a light floral whiff adding an extra element. Appealing blue and black berry fruit in abundance on a broad, textured palate. Rich and dry with bright, vibrant spice and graphite notes. Structured with a defined backbone of oak which supports rather than overwhelms the fruit. Elegant and refined with a lengthy aftertaste. 

Production Notes

Grapes are picked by hand, placed into small lug boxes and transported to the cellar in a cool truck. In the cellar, the whole berries are manually double-sorted and then gravity-fed into fermentors. Each batch is cold soaked for a few days and then slowly brought up in temperature. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in the barrel. The wines were aged for 18 to 24 months in 225l new French oak barrels, bottled unfiltered and bottle aged for a year.

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Producer Profile

Based on the L'Ormarins estate in Franschoek the Anthonij Rupert estate is fast becoming one of the most impressive and innovative wineries in South Africa.Fruit comes from four vineyard properties in Franschoek itself, Elandskloof, Riebeeksrivier and Darling.Johan Rupert has built one of the most driven and talented teams in the industry and the result is a suitable memorial to Johan's late brother Anthonij. We take three ranges from the Rupert stable the Protea range offers varietal wines primarily sourced from younger vines planted across the estates four vineyard sites. The Cape of Good Hope range is perhaps one of South Africa's most innovative. Mr Rupert has been at the forefront of a project to save South Africa's historic vineyards through collaboration with the vineyard owners who are paid a premium to preserve these old, low yielding vines. The Van Lill & Visser Chenin and Basson Pinotage are named after these growers and are genuinely some of the most exciting wines in the portfolio. Altima is sourced from some of South Africa's highest and coolest vineyards and look out for two new Rhone blends sourced from a farm in Riebeeksrivier in the Swartland. We are also delighted to carry the Anthoniij Rupert classic range a genuinely outstanding sparkling wine, the brilliant Optima (a Bordeaux blend) and single varietal reds made from the traditional Bordeaux grape varieties.