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Cape of Good Hope Basson Pinotage 2012

Anthonij Rupert Wyne is another producer that doesn’t submit to Platter’s so unfortunately no comment about the portfolio in what so many treat as their wine bible. Launched in 2011, the “terroir specific” Cape of Good Hope sub-brand from Anthonij Rupert is particularly compelling in concept (see here) although you don’t see them much in [...]

May 25, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Cape of Good Hope Altima Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Cape of Good Hope is the name that Anthonij Rupert Wines gives its range of “terroir specific” wines (from remarkable, sometimes old vineyards scattered around the country) and the Altima Sauvignon Blanc 2013 comes highly decorated, having finished among the winners in FNB Sauvignon Blanc Awards Top 10 in 2013 and then awarded a gold [...]

February 10, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Tim James: On the magic mountain that is Skurfberg

There are many wine-growing mountains in the Cape winelands, with the best-known names from Stellenbosch: Helderberg, Simonsberg and, perhaps, Schapenberg. All have something distinctive to say, unless muted by overripe fruit and heavy-handed winemaking, although the language of our landscapes is one that we are continually learning to better comprehend. As for other mountains, the [...]

November 17, 2014
by Tim James
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Cape of Good Hope Van Lill and Visser Chenin Blanc 2012

There is an increasing realisation that the South African wine industry’s old vineyards can play a crucial role in differentiating it from its competitors in the global market place.  Viticulturist Rosa Kruger has been working on an informal project to list all vineyards over 35 years old and says she has now identified 350 which [...]

May 20, 2013
by Christian
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Anthonij Rupert Optima 2009

A visit to Anthonij Rupert Wines in Franschhoek is set to become one of the top experiences in the winelands, visitors able to take in the Franschhoek Motor Museum on L’Ormarins and then be transported through the vineyards for tastings at not one but two beautifully appointed tasting rooms – the Terra del Capo and [...]

March 28, 2013
by Christian
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Cape of Good Hope Altima Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Altima Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (R85 a bottle) is part of the Cape of Good Hope Terroir Specific range from Rupert Wines. Wine of Origin Elandskloof, the vineyards situated north of Villiersdorp to be specific. The wine’s claim to fame is that it won last year’s Bartho Eksteen Sauvignon Blanc Challenge and it’s pretty impressive with [...]

March 12, 2013
by Christian
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Cape of Good Hope Terroir Specific Wines

Yesterday the culmination of a systematic search begun in 2006 and authorised by businessman and owner of Franschhoek property L’Ormarins Johann Rupert to list all South Africa’s old vineyards. Chairman of Swiss-based luxury goods company Richemont, he drew a comparison between wine and fashion. “At Richemont, we don’t tolerate super-star designers. Our intellectual capital is [...]

May 5, 2011
by Christian
with 17 Comments
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