Anthonij Rupert, Protea Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    South Africa

  • Region:

    Western Cape

  • ABV:

    13%

  • Grape:

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Grape Blend:

    Sauvignon Blanc 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Johan Rupert

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Anthonij Rupert Protea Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Gentle aromas of stone fruit, nectarine and pear drops with a light brush of flint. Rounded, juicy palate that expresses abundant tropical flavours. The pear drop, nectarine and citrus typicity are easy to find. Bright and lively acidity balances the fruity tropicality, which makes for a fleshy, appealing mouthful. The sublte gravel and flint nuance comes through on the tail. Good length overall. 

Production Notes

Each vineyard was harvested by hand separately in the cool early morning hours to capture the fresh flavours. All the fruit was de-stemmed and crushed before the juice was given an overnight skin contact period. It was then drained and pressed the following day. A two day settling period followed before the individual parcels were fermented separately by a selection of cultured yeast strains.�After fermentation, the wine was allowed to spend time on the lees in order to build a full, well-rounded palate 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.