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 Optima 2017
Alluring spicy aromatic overlay to dark berry and plum fruit with blackcurrant leaf and hint of cracked black pepper and violet. This wine is all about texture – from its soft, velvety entry to the gentleness of the spice which pervades the cassis, back fruit, and cedar flavour. Ample turned earth and tobacco leaf notes too. Beautifully layered and harmonious with the fruit ideally supported and framed by sympathetic oak. Nothing is overplayed or dominant.