By now, the shock of the president’s announcement last night has worn off, and you’re probably looking around at the people you live with, trying to figure out exactly what you’re all going to do for 21 days of national lockdown.
Whether your family is made up of parents and small children, parents and adult children, a couple, or roommates, things are going to change, and preparations need to be made for a few weeks of isolation.
All of that can be pretty stressful, so we thought we’d introduce a little sunshine into the mix by telling you about a fantastic competition.
Let’s be honest, much wine may be needed to make it through the next while.
An iconic South African estate based in Franschhoek, Anthonij Rupert Wyne needs little introduction. However, what many wine lovers don’t realise is just how far this famous estate’s offerings extend – from its flagship Anthonij Rupert brand to the youthful Protea collection; the Italian-inspired Terra del Capo selection; the array of Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) beauties from L’Ormarins, the estate’s main farm; and its premium Cape of Good Hope range, which features no less than nine products, each of them deeply rooted in South Africa’s Old Vines Project (OVP).
In that hamper, you’ll find six bottles of Cape of Good Hope Chardonnay, and six bottles of Cape Of Good Hope Southern Slopes:
SERRURIA ELANDSKLOOF CHARDONNAY
This gorgeous wine comes to you from Altima in Elandskloof.
The Cape of Good Hope Serruria Chardonnay has a supportive platform of nutty oak on which dances a vibrant acidity of lime zest. Vanilla cream and light biscuit notes are apparent on both the nose and palate, making this varietal a balanced and poised wine. Just as with the Cape of Good Hope’s Altima Sauvignon Blanc, the unique terroir of the Elandskloof valley contributes to this wine’s fruit containing a high natural acidity and low pH levels, which contribute to its great ageing potential in cellar storage.
In other words, drink it daily, or store it away for a special occasion.
RIEBEEKSRIVIER SWARTLAND SOUTHERN SLOPES
If white wine isn’t your thing, you’ll enjoy this rich red blend.
The Cape of Good Hope’s Swartland Southern Slopes blend originates from Riebeeksrivier farm, the difference being that this wine’s grape varietals – 50% shiraz, 25% mourvèdre and 25% petit syrah (durif) – are all grown on the farm’s southern slopes where there is more clay in the soil mixed with Malmesbury shale, resulting in a deeper and richer red blend. Spicy yet silky, it seductively melds ripe black cherry with cedar and a hint of tobacco. Gentle and soft-fruited entry of the ripe fruit leads to light peppery notes that lend it texture and a well-defined backbone. A good incorporation of oak, blackberry and plum with fine, dry tannins are complemented by an intriguing, refined liquorice element on the long, velvety tail of this wine’s well-rounded and voluptuous texture.
It’s perfect for sharing or sipping while you Netflix Party with friends.
I think we could all use a little top shelf wine delivered to our doors right now.
To enter this one, simply follow this link, scroll to the bottom of the page, and fill out the entry form before April 13, 2020.
If, after reading those descriptions above, you can’t wait for the competition results, head on over to the Rupert Wine website to browse the range and stock up.
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