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.
All the fruit was de-stemmed and then fermented in old wooden three ton tanks and small one ton open-top Stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the wine was aged in seasoned 225L French oak barrels for ten months and then bottle aged for a further two years.