Anthonij Rupert

Optima

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WLRUPOPT16

R 205

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2016


Cultivar:

32% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Blend, Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 10 yrs+
Origin: Franschhoek Appellation: Darling, Franschhoek

Tasting Notes:

Opulent but genteel and tempting violet-tinged soft black fruit abundance on the nose. The palate is all about texture: silky, velvety, smooth and simultaneously plush. Ripe plums, hedgerow fruit, cocoa, cedar and spice, cigarbox flavours makes for an enveloping mouthful. Complex, elegant and beautifully integrated, the oak is seamlessly balanced with the fruit. Lingering & harmonious with not a single element out of place.

Black Cherry
Black Cherry

Ripe Plum
Ripe Plum

Cocao
Cocao

Cigar box
Cigar box

The grapes selected for the Anthonij Rupert Optima, comes from our L’Ormarins Estate in Franschhoek and Rooderust farm in Darling.  Specific sites, each with their own unique soil type and climatic conditions, were identified for the ideal grape selection, which make up unique components of the final blend in Optima.

The grapes selected for the Anthonij Rupert Optima, comes from our L’Ormarins Estate in Franschhoek and Rooderust farm in Darling. Specific sites, each with their own unique soil type and climatic conditions, were identified for the ideal grape selection, which make up unique components of the final blend in Optima.

Each component was aged separately and then matured in 225L French oak barrels for 20 months with only 30% first fill barrels being used.

An Optical sorting machine was used to ensure that only the best quality grapes are used. Wine was fermented dry on the skins and underwent extended post fermentation maceration. This ensures deep colour and a good tannin structure enhancing the maturation potential in the wine. Malolactic barrel fermentation completed before the wine was racked off the lees.

Food pairing

Beef Hard Cheese Lamb Vegetables
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