L'Ormarins Private Cuvee


Region: Elandskloof
Wine of Origin: Elandskloof
Winemaker: Zanie Viljoen

Producer Information

Anthonij Rupert Wyne was founded on the farm, L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Originally owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, the farm was taken over by his brother Johann Rupert in 2003 and the company renamed after him.

Johann Rupert constructed a state-of-the-art winemaking facility, catapulting the farm into a prestigious wine estate and sprawling enterprise.

Wines are produced under 5 brands: Protea wines, Terra del Capo Italian varietal wines, Cape of Good Hope site specific wines and the Anthonij Rupert flagship range.

Wine Information

Alcohol: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: 5.6 g/l
PH: 3.07
TA: 8.3

Color: White
Varietals: Pinot Noir (31%)
Chardonnay (69%)
Style: Dry
Type: Sparkling
Category: White blend wooded
Unit of Measure: 750 ml
Production: 12600 bottles
Price Code: E

Pale lemon colour, bright and clear, with a hypnotic steady stream of vigorous, fine bubbles. The nose offers up subtle orange blossom with marmalade and oyster shell nuances mingling with baked sourdough bread. Vibrant, energetic fizz with grapefruit, lemon and lime vivacity in the mouth. A trace of salinity is present too, adding to the enjoyment of the crunchy zip and vitality. It then segues into a richer, creamier, genteel and silky smooth mouthful of lees, toast and baked bread tinged with a twist of citrus zest. The maritime notes of briny sea air and oyster shell are present too. Succulent and fresh but also taut, crisp and dry. Lovely tension and restraint but with power and generosity too. Seamless integration and marvelous refinement and persistence of flavour.


Tim Atkin MW (Gold)
Platter's South Africa Wine Guide (Gold)
Amorim Cap Classique Awards (Gold)


Suitable for Vegetarians No
Suitable for Vegans No
Vineyard / Terroir / Climate The majority of this vintage blend is sourced from our Altima estate in Elandskloof. The best vineyards and soils are found on the steep slopes that surround this picturesque valley. The farm's dominant soil is well-decomposed shale from the Malmesbury group. These soils have a high water-retention capacity and a high organic matter content, which results in healthy and sometimes vigorous growth. The trellising system used in Chardonnay vineyards is vertical shoot positioning, whereas the posted vine method is used in Pinot Noir vineyards.
From Old Vines No


Product is Certifified Organic No
Product is Certifified Biodynamic No
Local Certifications
Is Fairtrade Certified No
Fairtrade Accreditation