R4125 for 6 bottles

R688 each
Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2016

Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2016

Seductive bouquet of blue and black berry compote with a gentle herb and violet sheen backed by a subtle earthy note. The palate is sensual, sleek and supple initially before a muscular oak grip announces itself. 
Those same blue and black berries and plum fruits are apparent, along with a spicy cedar and light vanilla nuance and herbaceous and earthy undertone. Overall, it’s cohesive and structured with everything in place but there’s a notable brooding muscularity and restrained power with sufficient freshness to balance, which bodes well for maturation, Harmonious and long.

variety : Cabernet Franc [ Cabernet Franc ]
winemaker : Neil Patterson, Dawie Botha
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : 3 years

in the vineyard : The vineyards selected for the Anthonij Rupert range of wines are all carefully chosen from very specific sites and soil types. The canopies of each block and the final yield of each site is managed precisely to express the character of the different varietal and location.

about the harvest: Average Temp: 18.6°C
Vintage : 2016
Rainfall: 754mm
Harvesting Began: 17 February 2016
Harvesting Ended: 17 February 2016
Origin Of Fruit: Coastal
Soil Type: Decomposed Granite
Yield: 8ton/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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