Based on the L’Ormarins estate in Franschoek the Anthonij Rupert estate is fast becoming one of the most impressive and innovative wineries in South Africa. Fruit comes from four vineyard properties in Franschoek itself, Elandskloof, Riebeeksrivier and Darling. Johan Rupert has built one of the most driven and talented teams in the industry and the result is a suitable memorial to Johan’s late brother Anthonij.
Anthonij Rupert Cape of Good Hope Chenin Blanc 2016
Toasty notes support the nectarine, apricot and peach aromas on the bouquet. Complexity added by a preserved lemon nuance. Expressive but taut. The palate is rich, rounded and bold with the oak immediately apparent – but not overwhelming the ripe stonefruit elements of apricot, nectarine and peach which remain pure, and well delineated. Ample acidity to ensure crisp refreshment on this full-bodied wine. An intriguing mandarin twist adds interest to this obviously serious wine. Elegant and serious with a long finish. 50 year old vines, dry farmed at altitude, part ferment in large oak and then 7 months oak aging.