Antonij Rupert Protea Merlot 2019
Seductively juicy, and attractively spicy.
Grape: 100% Merlot
Region: Franshoek, South Africa
Vibrant black cherry and plum aromas with a hint of tomato plant and dark chocolate. The wines has instant appeal with soft, squish, succulent dark fruit with a light tobacco leaf edge. Ample plum and cherry with spice highlights and deeper earth- and cocoa notes below. Softly textured but with a supportive structure and frame. Lovely, generous ripe-fruited finish.
The company was founded by Anthonij, son of the billionaire Anton Rupert, on the L'Ormarins farm in Franschhoek, sited under the famed Groot Drakenstein mountains. In 1998 Anthonij Rupert also acquired the Rooderust estate in Darling, with around 120 hectares (300 acres) under vine. Anthonij died in 2001 and the farm was taken over by his brother Johann in 2003 and the company was given its present name.
🍇 Organic practices, Vegan