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. The partnership was 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 wine partnership.
Fredericksburg, the historic French Huguenot farm which produces these wines, was established in 1690 at the foot of the Simonsberg mountain in the Franschhoek Valley. Over 300 years ago the early French Huguenots first discovered a terroir similar to that of winegrowing regions in France and chose to settle and cultivate vineyards there.
This Bordeaux blend is made up of Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Cabernet Franc (10%), and Petit Verdot (5%). Grapes from vines aged between 13 to 24 years were hand-picked from beginning February to end March 2017. The fruit was fermented in stainless steel tanks with extended skin contact. Malolactic fermentation occurred in concrete tanks. The wine was matured for 16 months in 225 litre French oak barrels. The wine has an ageing potential of at least seven years from vintage.