Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2015

Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2015

Alluring notes of cocoa, spice, graphite and dried lavender with a hint of roasted nuts are found on the nose. Subtle black cherry, plum and chocolate flavours mingle on a soft, supple and sleek palate. It’s a wine which is cohesive and elegant as well as powerful and muscular.

There are layers of flavour which only reveal themselves after lingering longer. It’s re- strained and polished with the oak seamlessly integrated with the fruit profile. Long, rewarding and statuesque, a good example from a great vintage, which will surely age with distinction.

variety : Cabernet Franc [ Cabernet Franc ]
winemaker : Neil Patterson, Dawie Botha
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : 3 years

in the vineyard : These Cabernet Franc vineyards selected for the Anthonij Rupert range are chosen from vines planted on very specific sites and soil types. The canopies of each block and the final yield of each site were precisely managed to express the character of the varietal and location.

about the harvest: Average Temp: 18.4°C
Vintage : 2015
Rainfall: 895.5mm
Harvesting Began: 18 February 2015
Harvesting Ended: 20 February 2015
Origin Of Fruit: Franschhoek
Soil Type: Decomposed Granite
Yield: 10 ton/ha

in the cellar : Grapes are handpicked, placed into small lug boxes and transported to the cellar in refrigerated trucks. In the cellar, the whole berries are dou-ble-sorted with an optical sorting line and then gravity-fed into French oak fermenters.

Each batch is cold-soaked for a few days and then slowly brought up in temperature. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in the barrel. The wines were aged for 18- to 24 months in 225l French oak barrels (60% new), bottled unfiltered and finally bottle-aged for 3 years.

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