Rupert & Rothschild Classique

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The Rupert & Rothschild partnership was formed in 1997 by the late Dr Anton Rupert of South Africa and the late Baron Edmond de Rothschild of France. Their vision and guiding principles were carried forward by their sons, the late Anthonij Rupert and Baron Benjamin de Rothschild. Today the Rupert family and Baron Benjamin de Rothschild share this prestigious partnership in wine production.

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Alluring raspberry, blackcurrant and plum aromas with hints of pine nettle and fresh coriander. Polished, silky tannins unfold on the palate with flavours of cranberry and dark chocolate.

WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES: Pure, dark black currant and plum aromas combined with cedar wood and graphite nuances. Abundant fresh blueberry and boysenberry flavours with lavish, fine textured tannins and a lingering aftertaste.
Recommended with a Braised Karoo Lamb Shoulder with a Fynbos Jus. Candied Beetroot and Wild Herb Salad with a Pine Nut Pesto.

2015 HARVEST: The grapes were hand-picked from beginning February to end March 2015.

VINICULTURE: Fermented in Stainless tanks with extended skin contact. Malolactic fermentation occurred in French oak barrels.

VITICULTURE
Cultivar: Merlot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Cabernet Franc 10%
Appellation: Wine of Origin Western Cape
Age of Vines: 12 to 22 years
Irrigation: Drip irrigation

MATURATION
Matured for 17 months in 300 litre French oak barrels. The wine has an ageing potential of at least 7 years from vintage.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol: 14.5% vol
Total Acidity: 6.3 g/l
pH: 3.56
Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/l

Additional Information

Size 750ml
Vintage (*subject to change) 2015
Country of Origin South Africa

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