Anthonij Rupert

Optima

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WLRUPOPT17

R 205

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2017


Cultivar:

51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14% alc vol
Type: Red Blend, Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 10 yrs+
Origin: Franschhoek Appellation: Darling, Franschhoek

Tasting Notes:

Seductive interplay of a melange of dark fruits and spice on the nose. The seduction continues in the mouth: cassis, blueberry, violet, touches of cedar, cocoa and tobacco leaf. The palate is soft and spicy with a velvety texture and powdery fine tannins. It is simultaneously rich, rounded and refined, softly appealing and structured from sympa-thetic oaking which is harmoniously integrated. Rewarding and long on the finish. 

Tobacco
Tobacco

Sweet Spices
Sweet Spices

Cocao
Cocao

Tobacco
Tobacco

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.

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