We have been known for our passion and dedication, and once more received international recognition for both the Anthonij Rupert Blend 2009 and Anthonij Rupert Syrah 2009. The Wine Spectator, regarded as one of the industry’s most influential international publications, commented on our craftsmanship and awarded 92 points to each of these wines.
Notable is the fact that Wine Spectator’s seasoned team of editors, tasters and critics review in excess of over 15 000 wines each year in blind tastings. Even more memorable and remarkable is that between 400 and 1000 wine reviews are published. Standards of excellence are set by this proficient team and most important is the reliance on their proven ability and experience when executing their duties.
Wines within the Anthonij Rupert portfolio to receive recognition in the past by the same publication include:
|Anthonij Rupert 2007||95|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2006||93|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon 2007||93|
|Anthonij Rupert Syrah 2007||93|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon 2009||92|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2009||92|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon 2008||92|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon 2006||92|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon 2005||92|
|Anthonij Rupert Syrah 2006||92|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2008||91|
|Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2005||91|
|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 wines were 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 Blend was aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak, bottled unfiltered and bottle-aged for 24 months, whilst the Syrah was aged for 18 to 24 months in 85% 225 ℓ new French oak barrels, bottled unfiltered and bottle-aged for a year.
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