Anthonij Rupert Main Blend 2007

Anthonij Rupert Main Blend 2007

Dense but detailed, with gorgeous layers of blackberry pâte de fruit, crushed plum, cassis and cherry preserves all seamlessly melded, while chocolate, Kenya AA coffee and roasted bay leaf notes fill in all the grooves on the finish. This has power, cut and balance. James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot ]
winemaker : Dawie Botha
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 14.29 % vol  rs : 4.0 g/l  pH : 3.75  ta : 5.1 g/l  va : 0.79 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The vineyards for this specific blend were chosen from our best sites. The L'Ormarins vineyards with the decomposed granite supplied the ricnhness and fullness to the wine. The Rooderust vineyards which has more clay and a slightly warmer climate supplied the intense fruit aromas together these terroirs produced a unique wine.

Origin of fruit (from which farm): L'Ormarins / Rooderust (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot)
Average Temp:: 21.4°C
Rainfall: 895mm
Soil type: Decomposed Granite
Yield: 6 ton/ha

about the harvest: Grapes are picked by hand.
Harvesting began: 06/02/2007
Harvesting ended: 19/03/2007

in the cellar : Grapes are placed into small lug boxes and transported to the cellar in a cool truck. In the cellar, the whole berries are manually double sorted and then gravity fed into fermentors. Each batch is cold soaked for a few days and then slowly brought up in temperature, fermentation takes place naturally. The wines were aged for 18 to 24 months in 100% new French oak, bottled unfiltered and bottle aged for a year.

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