Anthonij Rupert Optima


Region: Coastal Region
Wine of Origin: Franschhoek & Groenekloof
Winemaker: Vernon van der Hoven

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: 14%
Residual Sugar: 2.2 g/l
PH: 3.56
TA: 5.8

Color: Red
Varietals: Merlot (34%)
Cabernet Sauvignon (32%)
Cabernet Franc (30%)
Petit Verdot (4%)
Style: Dry
Type: Still
Category: Red wooded
Unit of Measure: 750 ml
Production: 600000 bottles
Price Code: E

Complex bouquet of fruitcake, cedar, cocoa and a perfumed whiff of dried lavender. Broad, fleshy and succulent with all of that the nose promises being delivered on the palate. Spice sprinkled cedar with rich dark fruitcake flavour. Wonderfully soft, rounded and silky palate that shows cohesion and refinement. Impressive density and concentration that doesn’t overwhelm. Nor does the oak used in the maturation of this impressive blend. Plush, comfortable and eminently rewarding with a lingering dry tail.


Tim Atkin MW (Gold)
Platter's South Africa Wine Guide (Gold)
James Suckling (Gold)


Suitable for Vegetarians Yes
Suitable for Vegans No
Vineyard / Terroir / Climate he 2020 vintage yield was significantly higher than the preceding 2019 vintage, which had experienced three years of severe drought. Changing weather conditions during the flowering and fruit set period in October resulted in some uneven ripening, but moderate weather during the growing season produced strong growth and denser canopies. The slightly cooler conditions leading up to harvest produced excellent fruit with balanced acidity and concentrated flavours.
From Old Vines No


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