Crafting Excellence: An Overview of Optima 2020
Anthonij Rupert Wyne, renowned for its commitment to exceptional winemaking, proudly presents the Optima 2020—a wine that epitomizes quality, sophistication, and the artistry of fine craftsmanship. Meticulously curated from the choicest grapes cultivated in premium terroirs and produced with cutting-edge winemaking techniques, the Optima 2020 stands as a testament to the company’s philosophy of delivering wines that are not only of the highest quality but are also ready to be savoured for optimal enjoyment by wine enthusiasts.
The Premium Anthonij Rupert Range: Optima’s Stature
As part of the distinguished Anthonij Rupert range, named in honour of the late Anthonij Rupert, the Optima 2020 embodies the essence of excellence. Sourced from the esteemed L’Ormarins Estate in Franschhoek and the Rooderust farm in Darling, the 2020 vintage is a harmonious blend of Merlot (34%), Cabernet Sauvignon (32%), Cabernet Franc (30%), and Petit Verdot (4%).
Crafting Perfection: The Winemaking Process
Anthonij Rupert Wyne employed an optical sorting system to meticulously select only the finest grapes for the Optima 2020. Following dry-skinned fermentation, the wine underwent an extended post-fermentation maceration to ensure a robust tannin structure and deep colour extraction. The use of French oak and stainless steel tanks during fermentation added layers of complexity to the wine. Malolactic fermentation took place in the barrel, followed by racking off the lees. Each component matured individually for 20 months in 225L French oak barrels, with 30% of those barrels being new oak, before the final blend was crafted.
A Symphony of Aromas and Flavors: Tasting Notes by Winemaker Vernon van der Hoven
Optima Winemaker Vernon van der Hoven describes the 2020 vintage as a masterpiece that “showcases complex upfront aromas, dark red fruits, cedar, cocoa, and aromatic hints of lavender.” These delightful notes seamlessly translate to a beautifully soft, rounded, and silky palate, exhibiting cohesion and refinement with impressive density and concentration without overwhelming the senses.
Indulgence in a Bottle: Optima 2020’s Availability
Priced at R250 per bottle, the Anthonij Rupert Optima 2020 is a rare gem available directly from the Tasting Room. Whether it’s a special celebration or a casual evening, this wine promises to elevate any occasion with its unparalleled elegance and flavor profile.
Explore Excellence: More Information
For those seeking a deeper understanding of Anthonij Rupert Wyne and the Optima 2020, visit www.rupertwines.com. Uncover the artistry, passion, and dedication that go into every bottle, and embark on a journey of indulgence with Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s extraordinary wines.