Anthonij Rupert, Protea Chenin Blanc 2018

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    South Africa

  • Region:

    Swartland

  • ABV:

    14%

  • Grape:

    Chenin Blanc

  • Grape Blend:

    Chenin Blanc 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Johan Rupert

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Anthonij Rupert Protea Chenin Blanc 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Tropical fruit notes of green melon, necartine and apricot on the nose. There is more of the same when the wine hits the tongue - bright, lively and succulent with a subtle citrus pith and gravel element adding good contrast. It's tangy and fresh with a firm core and a defined, dry tail. An ideal summertime sipper. 

Production Notes

The grapes were hand-picked during the early morning hours at optimal ripeness and transported to the cellar in refrigerated trucks. The fruit was both de-stemmed and whole-bunch pressed before the juice settled overnight. All parcels were kept separate and racked into fermentation with selected yeast strain cultures. The wine spent 2 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks, before being blended and bottled. The wine spent 7 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks, 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.