Anthonij Rupert Optima

Anthonij Rupert Optima 2013

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 (35% new), then blended and aged further for 6 months in barrel and tank. Finally, the wine was bottle-matured for 24 months before release.