Anthonij Rupert Wyne was founded on the farm L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Originally owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, who passed away in 2001, the farm was taken over by his brother Johann Rupert in 2003, who named the brand after his late brother.
It was Johann who constructed a state-of-the-art winemaking facility, catapulting the farm into a prestigious wine estate and the beginnings of what is now a sprawling enterprise. Anthonij Rupert Wyne focus on terroir specific wines made from a number of sites for optimal varietal specific growing conditions. Grapes are sourced from own prime vineyards in Darling, Swartland, Elandskloof and the home farm, as well as exceptional vineyard sites, including old-vine parcels around the winelands. Vinification is by specialist winemakers in four custom cellars.
L’Ormarins Blanc de Blancs is produced in the Anthonij Rupert Sparkling Wine Cellar in Franschhoek. This 100% Chardonnay is sourced from vineyards in Altima, Rooderust and Robertson. As a proud member of the Cap Classique Producers Association, they are committed to producing some of South Africa’s finest bottle-fermented sparkling wines, made according to the traditional Méthode Champenoise.
Anthonij Rupert L’Ormarins Blanc de Blancs 2018
Region: Western Cape
A vigorous and lively string of fine bubbles trail upward in the glass. The aroma is like a morning walk on the beach with sea foam and kelp carried on the air, along with oyster shell, bold citrus zest and a shy biscuit note. Crunchy and crisp entry, lively and fresh carrying flavours of orange and lemon. Taut. Pure and focused with thrilling lime backed by a gentle toast, cream and brioche. Adding to the overall complexity is a marmalade pith and zest dryness. The wine boasts grip, balance and superb poise, trailing languidly to a long gently leesy baked orange and toast tail.
“Exquisite 2017 chardonnay cap classique took the racy bubbles, frangipani & lemon sorbet features to the next level. 2018 keeps it there with elegant richness from 30% cask ferment of basewine, depth from 48 months on lees, beautifully finesse.” – Platter Guide 2024 5*
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