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Anthonij Rupert Wines

Blend 2015

Region : Franschhoek
Vintage : 2015
Grape : Red Blend Bordeaux
Color : Red
Degree of alcohol : 14.5%

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Blend 2015

Blend 2015



Grapes are picked at optimal ripeness in small 18-kg lug boxes, and then transported to the winery in refrigerated trucks. Once at the winery, the grapes are stored in our cold room at 5°C. This brings down the temperature of the grapes, ensuring only firm and cool grapes go onto the sorting line, preventing oxidation and juice loss. The bunches are destemmed, and the berries are sorted with an optical sorter, scanning, and Sorting berries for premium color and size. Fermentation happens in 10- ton French oak fermenters and in 225L French oak barrels. The time on the skins lasts between 21 and 32 days. Malolactic fermentation occurs, and aging is completed in a 225L French oak barrel. Oak barrels with 80% new oak used in combination with 20% second-fill barrels. Components from each of the different vineyard blocks are made and aged separately for the first 16 months. Careful barrel selection and blending follow to
ensure optimum consistency and quality in the final blend, which is then allowed a final six-month barrel maturation. Bottling is done after 24 months of total barrel maturation, and then finally, allowed extensive bottle aging before release into the market.

Richly seductive with its mélange of black fruits, spice, tobacco leaf, and a captivating floral hint on the nose.
Those same opulent berry compote notes are apparent in the mouth: raspberry, blue, and black berries with some violets and nutty spice reminiscent of toasted pecans and hazelnuts. Taut, focused, and reflective of an excellent vintage, the wine has yet to unfurl and show its true colours. It's harmonious, graceful, and richly textured, with a lovely oak platform, but it'll benefit from more aging to reveal its full complexity. Long,impactful, and memorable flavour.

Varietal Composition: 41% Cabernet Franc - 32% Cabernet Sauvignon - 27% Merlot

Bottle Size:   750ml
Alcohol:  14,5 %
Acidity:  5,7 g/l
pH:  3,57
RS:  2,3g/l


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