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Anthonij Rupert Cape of Good Hope - Riebeeksrivier Western Slopes 2017

Anthonij Rupert Cape of Good Hope - Riebeeksrivier Western Slopes 2017

Tempting aromas of dried lavender, violet and fynbos with tendrils of spice alongside ripe black cherry, plum and blueberry fruit. Those same blue and black fruit flavours are found on the focussed, complex palate. Simultaneously spicy and succulent but balanced with fine, dry tannin.
Taut with good restraint. Very composed and sleek with grip and a delightful rich, earthy tail.

variety : Shiraz [ 60% Shiraz, 35% Grenache, 5% Carignan ]
winemaker : Dawie Botha
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.50  ta : 3.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : This wine was produced from grapes from our Riebeeksrivier farm in the Swartland, which is situated on the slopes of the Riebeek Kasteel Mountains on the Malmesbury side. Our best red cultivar vineyards are found on the Southern and Western slopes of these mountains.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested from blocks planted on the Western-facing slopes of the farm. All grapes were handpicked in lug boxes and transported to the cellar in cool trucks.

in the cellar : After hand sorting, the different components were handled and fermented separately in various fermentation vessels. Ageing was done in a combination of 4th and 5th fill barrels and Nico Vello cement tanks. Using different vessels ensures that each block’s unique characteristics are captured and emphasized. Blends and cultivar percentages will differ each year, seeing that no vintage is ever the same.

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