Continually striving to produce wines of superb quality, the winemaking team at Anthonij Rupert Wyne in Franschhoek, has once again been acknowledged for their passion and dedication. In the latest issue of Wine Spectator, both the Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 and Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2009 received an impressive 92 points, a score regarded by the magazine as ‘Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style’.
Wine Spectator is regarded as one of the industry’s most influential international publications. Comprising the most experienced team of wine journalists in the world, the Wine Spectator’s tasting staff includes 17 tasters and tasting coordinators who work together closely to review nearly 20 000 wine each year. Jointly, their nine senior tasters have more than 140 years of tasting experience.
Wines within the Anthonij Rupert portfolio to receive recognition by the same publication include:
|Anthonij Rupert 2007||95|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2008||91|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2006||93|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2005||91|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon 2008||92|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon 2007||93|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon 2006||92|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon 2005||92|
|Anthonij Rupert Syrah 2007||93|
|Anthonij Rupert Syrah 2006||92|
|Anthonij Rupert Syrah 2005||91|
|Anthonij Rupert Merlot 2007||91|
|Anthonij Rupert Merlot 2006||91|
|Anthonij Rupert Merlot 2005||91|
|Anthonij Rupert Optima 2009||90|
Grapes for both wineswere picked by hand, placed into small lug boxes and transported to the cellar in a cool truck. In the cellar, the whole berries were manually double-sorted and then gravity-fed into fermentors. Each batch was cold soaked for a few days and then slowly brought up in temperature. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in the barrel. The Cabernet Franc was aged for 18 to 24 months in 225 l new French oak barrels, bottled unfiltered and bottle aged for a year. The Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 18 to 24 months in 90% new French oak, bottled unfiltered and bottle aged for two years.
Both wines are available directly from the cellar. For more information visit www.rupertwines.com.