International businessman Johann Rupert’s model winemaking enterprise, named for his late brother, Anthonij, has the 18th century L’Ormarins Estate as its Franschhoek home. The venture encompasses an internationally successful quintet of brands, namely: Anthonij Rupert, Cape of Good Hope, L’Ormarins, Terra del Capo and Jean Roi.
The vineyards selected for the Cape of Good Hope range represent some of the oldest vines in the country, lovingly tended to produce only the finest reflection of their terroir. The farm Altima, is situated in Elandskloof, an isolated valley north of Villiersdorp. Vineyards are planted from 600m above sea-level, with the highest vineyard planted at 878m. The steep topography causes the valley to receive less direct sunlight, making for a distinct cool climate. Decomposed shale is the predominant soil on the farm.
Anthonij Rupert Cape of Good Hope Altima Sauvignon Blanc 2023
The nose is bold and uncompromising in its intensity with nettles and grapefruit zest most prominent. The palate boasts a thrilling tension and vivacity. Taut, tangy lemon-lime and grapefruit twist. It’s light, crisp, and soft in a powerful yet lean way. Vivid acidity but beautifully balanced by the fruit flavours and lees. Lovely and crisp in its freshness with ample lip-smacking verve and zip. A deceptively light but powerful wine with a lingering tail. It will age well too.
“The nose currently shows peach, tangerine, hay and potpourri while the palate has good fruit expression, bright acidity and a little grip to the finish. It’s terrifically energetic and not short of detail at this early stage of its life although should only become more complex in time to come” – CE
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