Anthonij Rupert Optima

Anthonij Rupert Optima 2012

This wine has a rich aroma of roasted cedar and bittersweet cocoa notes surrounding a flavorful core of black currant, fig and blackberry fruit. A loamy edge marks the finish.

Style:
Bold, Structured, Rich
Flavor:
Cedar, Cocoa, Black Currant, Fig, Blackberry
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Western Cape
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot,
Cabernet Franc,
Petit Verdot
Alcohol Percentage
14.00%
Fermentation
After cold soaking, fermentation lasted ~20 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in new French oak barrels and wooden tanks.
Aging
The wines were made and aged separately for 18 months in French oak barrels, then blended and aged further for 6 months in barrel and tank. Finally, the wine was bottle-matured for 24 months before release.