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Anwilka Stellenbosch 2008

Anwilka Stellenbosch 750ml 2008   
Sku: 1850303

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Anwilka Vineyards, is a picturesque 98 acre property located just a few kilometers from the ocean in Stellenbosch’s prime Helderberg region. Established as a joint venture between Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus, Bruno Prats of Chateau Cos d’Estournel and Lowell Jooste of Klein Constantia, their objective was to produce the ne plus ultra of wine. Robert Parker called the maiden 2005 vintage of Anwilka, ”The finest red wine I have ever had from South Africa.” In May 2012, Anwilka Vineyards merged with another well-known estate, Klein Constantia. Each property maintains its own identity and together, aims to produce a new benchmark in quality for South Africa.

Technical notes
The vineyards enjoy a pronounced maritime influencegiven their proximity to the sea. This, combined with the well-draining old ferricrete soils, provides the perfect backdrop for rich and focused wines of unsurpassed elegance. A strong emphasis is placed on viticulture - yields are managed by rigorous pruning and green harvesting while hydric stress is avoided by minimal irrigation. The grapes were hand-picked in small crates in late March/early April. The bunches were sorted before de-stemming, and the berries were resorted prior to crushing. Lengthy pump overs and extended maceration ensured gentle extraction of ripe polyphenols. Each varietal was were matured separately in 50% new French oak for six months before blended together and aged for an additional nine months.

Other text
A deep ruby edged with a youthful ruby rim, the presents enticing notes of oak spice and violets. On the palate are vivid flavors of redcurrant, and damson, framed by supple tannins, and carried by a fine thread of acidity. The finish is long, fresh and complex.

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South Africa
Coastal Region
Regional Varietals:
Bordeaux Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Sub-Region: Stellenbosch
Grape Varietal: Non-Varietal Red Blend
Type: Still wine
Reg. 52.99
On Sale $42.49
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