Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Delicate violet aromas overlay characteristic cassis and tobacco leaf typical of this varietal, both of which define the elegant, layered palate in this particular example of Cabernet Sauvignon. Supple and lithe in structure and with a texture,that gives this superbly polished mouthful a long lingering aftertaste.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Neil Patterson, Dawie Botha
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.58 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.98  ta : 6.1 g/l  va : 0.98 g/l  so2 : 88 mg/l  fso2 : 12 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2005 vintage: 92 points, Wine Spectator | Joint highest rated SA Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 vintage: 92 points, Wine Spectator


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

Soil type: Decomposed Granite
Rainfall: 955mm
Average Temp: 23.6° C
Origin of Fruit: 65% Rooderust. 35% L'Ormarins

about the harvest: Grapes are picked by hand, placed into small lug boxes and transported to the cellar in refrigerated trucks.
Harvesting Began: 14/03/2008
Harvesting Ended: 19/03/2008
Yield: 6t/ha

in the cellar : 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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