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 Protea Chenin Blanc 2020
Tropical fruit notes of green melon, necartine and apricot on the nose. There is more of the same when the wine hits the tongue – bright, lively and succulent with a subtle citrus pith and gravel element adding good contrast. It’s tangy and fresh with a firm core and a defined, dry tail.
The grapes were selected from bushvine vineyards on the Riebeeksrivier property in the Swartland and also from the dryland bushvines from the Paardeberg area.