Rupert & Rothschild Classique 2016/ 2017

Alluring plush black fruits, earthy notes and pencil shavings followed by a layered complexity. The smooth, silky texture sustains spice, tea leaves nuances and dark chocolate. This multi-dimensional wine would provide the ultimate pairing with beef sirloin combined with roasted beetroot. The silky tannins would also combine well with lean game meats in dishes that are not overtly spicy but rather aromatic in nature.

Food Pairing
Dark meat as well as spicy pasta dishes are highly recommended

Grape
Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Cabernet Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 5%

The Estate
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.
The Rupert & Rothschild partnership was formed in 1997 by the late Dr Anton Rupert of South Africa and the late Baron Edmond de Rothschild of France. Their vision and guiding principles were carried forward by their sons, the late Anthonij Rupert and Baron Benjamin de Rothschild. Today the Rupert family and Baron Benjamin de Rothschild share this prestigious partnership in wine production.

Ageing

Matured for 16 months in 225 litre French oak barrels. The wine has an ageing potential of at least 7 years from vintage.

Alcohol: 13.5% vol



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