Anthonij Rupert, Protea Chardonnay 2018

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    South Africa

  • Region:

    Western Cape

  • ABV:

    13.50%

  • Grape:

    Chardonnay

  • Grape Blend:

    Chardonnay 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Johan Rupert

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Anthonij Rupert Protea Chardonnay 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Appealing stone fruit and citrus - grapefruit and oranges - whiffs on the nose. The palate is bright, vibrant and fresh with vivid grapefuit and nectarine flavours. There is a gentle suggestion of marmalade with a lees element adding extra fullness to the mouth. Lovely tang of acidity, which is not overplayed. Light to medium bodied with good length, the wine is unfussy and approachable but with a long finish. 

Production Notes

Each vineyard was harvested separately by hand in the cool early morning hours to capture the fresh flavours. The fruit was whole-bunch pressed and the juice settled overnight. All parcels were kept separate and racked into fermentation with selected yeast strain cultures. A small portion of the total blend was fermented with French Oak to add complexity and structure. The wine spent two months on the lees before being blended and bottled.

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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.