Rupert & Rothschild - Classique label
Rupert & Rothschild - Classique bottle

Rupert & Rothschild - Classique 2017

Red Wine

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Item# 91024-17

Vineyard

This was an exceptional first vintage to be produced in the new winery. After the drought in 2016, the vineyards seemed to reboot themselves in 2017. A significant increase in cooler nights during the ripening period resulted in better balance between the bunches and far more even ripening. The age of the vines range from 13 to 24 years old.

Vinification

The grapes were hand-picked from beginning February to end March. Fermented took place in stainless steel tanks with extended skin contact. Malolactic fermentation then occurred in concrete tanks. The final wine was matured for 16 months in 225 litre French oak barrels. The wine is excellent and approchable now but has an ageing potential of at least 7 years from vintage.