At Anthonij Rupert Wyne the 2016 vintage has been completed and we are quite excited about the quality of our wines, produced under most challenging conditions.
Our four new vintages which have been bottled and released are the Protea Sauvignon Blanc 2016, in new packaging, Protea Chardonnay 2016, Protea Rosé 2016 and the splendid and beautifully packaged Protea Pinot Grigio, a new product of exceptional value.
The 2016 red wine are intense, fruit driven, dark in colour. It is characterized by great structure, the cornerstone for exceptional development with age. Over the last few weeks welcome, timely rain has fallen after an extremely dry season. We are optimistic about more rain in the forthcoming months, which may fill our dams.
In mid-July we plan to prune our healthy-looking vineyards. At the moment our farm managers are enjoying their winter breaks.
After this rejuvenation we shall be ready for the preparation of our next vintage of singular quality.