Anthonij Rupert Cape of Good Hope Altima Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Anthonij Rupert Cape of Good Hope Altima Sauvignon Blanc 2021

A light flinty, gravel note underpins granadilla and grapefruit aromas on the nose. A Taut and zingy lemon and grapefruit vivacity are immediately apparent in the mouth. Adding to the complexity is a slate and mineral nuance. The palate is fresh and succulent with lively acidity. Unmistakably Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is focused, crisp, and balanced with good concentration, body, and length of flavor.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Mark van Buuren
wine of origin : Elandskloof
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 4.1 g/l  pH : 3.17  ta : 7.6 g/l  va : 0.36 g/l  so2 : 115 mg/l  fso2 : 35 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Altima is situated in Elandskloof, an isolated valley north of Villiersdorp which is 5km wide and is surrounded by a steep mountain range that rises 1km from the valley floor. The steep topography causes the valley to receive less direct sunlight due to the overshadowing mountains. 
This, together with the elevation of 600 to 850m results in an extraordinary cool climate for the valley.

This unique terroir produces wines with a high natural acidity and upfront aromas. Grapes are harvested much later than other sites in the Western Cape, with harvest usually starting early in March.
The vineyards produce an intense Sauvignon blanc with a fresh expression of gooseberry, citrus and freshly cut grass.

about the harvest: 

The grapes were harvested by h and in the early morning a t o optimum ripeness levels, and transported to the cellar in refrigerated trucks.

Average temp: 24.54 ̊c

Rainfall: 252mm

Harvest commenced: 03/03/2021

Harvesting concluded: 17/03/2021

Origin of fruit: elandskloof

Soil type: tukulu, decomposed shale

Yield: 6 ton/ha

Cultivar: sauvignon blanc

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