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.
Cultivar: Merlot 55%, Cabernet Savignon 32%, Petit Verdot 8%, Cabernet Franc 5%.
Age of vines: ten to thirty years.
Maturation: Sixteen months in French oak.