Country: South Africa
Appellation: Wine of Origin Western Cape
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel tanks with extended skin contact. Malolactic fermentation occured in French oak barrels.
Ageing/Maturation: Matured for 17 months in 300L French oak barrels.
Cellar Potential: 7 years
Sweetness: 2.9 g/L
Rupert & Rothschild Classique 2015
Inviting cranberry and raspberry aromas with an earthly, mineral focus and a lingering cinnamon and walnut finish. Decanting recommended.
At the foot of the spectacular Simonsberg mountain in the Franschhoek Valley lies the historic French Huguenot farm Fredericksburg, established in 1690 and now home to Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons. It was in this valley over 300 years ago that the early French Huguenots first discovered a terroir similar to that of certain winegrowing regions in France. Hence their decision to settle and cultivate vineyards here.