From its home base on historic L’Ormarins wine farm beneath the jagged peaks of the Groot Drakenstein mountains in Franschhoek, Anthonij Rupert Wines has cast its net wide, across the length and breadth of the Cape winelands, in search of what it takes to make the finest wines this corner of the winemaking world has to offer.
Appealing stone fruit and citrus – grapefruit and oranges – whiffs on the nose. The palate is bright, vibrant and fresh with vivid grapefruit and nectarine flavours. There is a gentle suggestion of marmalade with a lees element adding extra fullness to the mouth. Lovely tang of acidity, which is not overplayed. Light to medium bodied with good length, the wine is unfussy and approachable but with a long finish.