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Cabernet Franc 100%

Cabernet Franc 2015 - Anthonij Rupert

Cabernet Franc 2015 - Anthonij Rupert

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On the nose, Anthonij Rupert's Cabernet Franc presents seductive notes of cocoa, spices, graphite and dried lavender, with a hint of toasted hazelnuts. On the palate the red wine has aromas of black cherry, plum and chocolate, and shows a perfect and refined integration with wood.

Different facets of aromas gradually reveal themselves upon tasting. Powerful wine, although extraordinarily harmonious and elegant. A great example of an excellent vintage that will improve with aging.

Pair with: Meat, game, spicy dishes and aged cheeses Serving temperature: 18° C

Alcohol content: 14.5%

Cap: Cork

Origin

Wine of Origin South Africa.
Franschhoek.

In the vineyard

The grapes selected for Cabernet Franc come from the L'Ormarins estate in Franschhoek. The vines are planted in specific sites, with decomposed granitic soil, selected as the most suitable to produce the best grapes for Cabernet Franc. The 2018 harvest began on February 6th and ended on March 9th.
The year produced good fruit. The lack of rain created greater challenges in the cellar; but even if production was lower than other years, the wine showed an excellent structure and a perfect tannic balance.

In the cellar

The grapes are harvested by hand and transported to the winery in refrigerated vans. In the cellar, the grapes are selected by an optical sorter, capable of identifying only the best quality bunches, and then placed in French fermentation barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally in the barrels. The wine finally matures in 225 liter French oak barrels (60% new) for 18/24 months. This is followed by bottling and refinement for 3 years before marketing.

Awards

Tim Atkin: 91;
Diner's Platter: 95.

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