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Rupert & Rothschild Classique 2009
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Yvonne Lester
Main Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol
13.5 %vol
pH
3.65
RS
2.3 g/l
TA
6.0 g/l
SO2
121 mg/l
FSO2
33 mg/l

Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Medium
Taste
Fruity
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Tasting Notes
Elegant and appealing with aromas of red berries, sweet cherries, white pepper and cedar wood with undertones of aniseed and almond. Good complexity with dark chocolate and flinty undertones on the palate.

Ageing Potential
This wine has an ageing potential of 5 years from vintage.

Blend Information
60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot

Food Suggestions
Enjoy as an aperitif or recommended with slow cooked lamb or lightly seared fillet of beef with truffle mashed potatoes.

In The Vineyard
Appellation: Wine of Origin Western Cape.
Age of vines: 9 to 18 years.
Irrigation: Drip Irrigation.

About The Harvest
The grapes were hand-picked from mid February to end of March 2009.

In The Cellar
Fermented in 10 000 liter stainless steel tanks with between 25 – 28 days skin contact. Malolactic fermentation occurred in French oak barrels.

Matured for 16 months in 225 liter French oak barrels.

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Rupert & Rothschild Classique 1999 Schalk-Willem Joubert Cabernet Sauvignon
Rupert & Rothschild Classique 1998 Schalk-Willem Joubert Cabernet Sauvignon
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