Anthonij Rupert, Cape of Good Hope Western Slopes Riebeeksrivier 2013

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    South Africa

  • Region:

    Swartland

  • ABV:

    14.50%

  • Grape:

    Shiraz/Syrah

  • Grape Blend:

    Shiraz (70%), Mourverdre (13%), Grenache (10%), Carignan (6%) & Viognier (1%)

  • Winemaker:

    Johan Rupert

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Anthonij Rupert Cape of Good Hope Western Slopes Riebeeksrivier 2013 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Appealing aromas of spicy fruitcake, black cherry, blackcurrant and cedar. A nuanced, layered and silky textured palate which abounds with richly ripe black fruits - cherry, blackcurrant, cassis - tempered by harmonious oak which is superbly integrated, making for a harmonious whole. ere are cigar-box and spice notes apparent too, along with an inky depth of flavour. Overall, it's a rened and elegant wine with silky tannins, a plush opulence and a long, lingering aftertaste.

Production Notes

This wine is a blend which consists mostly out of Shiraz, and other varietals from this slope includes Grenache and Carignan. These vineyards produce a small bunch with consentrated flavours and delicate yet firm structure. These grapes are hand-sorted and fermented, they are barrel aged in 2nd and 3rd fill 225L barrels for 12 � 14 months.Then bottle aged for 3 years.

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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.