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.
These Pinotage Bush vines in the Paardeberg, with its famous granite soils and high altitude on the top of Paardeberg in Swartland have been cared for by the Basson family of Nooitgedacht for decades. Johann has an agreement with growers in which his viticulture team nurtures their grapes and the wines are made and bottled at A Rupert.
The grapes were hand-sorted and fermented in one ton open top stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine was drained off the skins and underwent malolactic fermentation in cement tanks. Maturation in second and third fill French oak barrels for fourteen months and then bottle-aged for a further twenty four months.