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Anwilka Vineyards, Anwilka

Anwilka Vineyards is located in Stellenbosch’s prime Helderberg ward. Affectionately known as ‘the Golden Triangle’ thanks to its specific microclimate and diverse soil types that produce some of the world’s best red wines, the Helderberg stretches from the edge of Stellenbosch to Somerset West. Anwilka is a mere 7km from the ocean and comprises almost 40 hectares of vineyards, now planted with mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

Anwilka is from renowned Stellenbosch property Anwilka Vineyards, which merged with Klein Constantia Estate in mid-2012. The name is a tribute to Anwilka’s French heritage owed to co-owners Hubert de Boüard and Bruno Prats, both of whom are now shareholders in Klein Constantia and Anwilka. Under their expert guidance, Anwilka is celebrated both locally and internationally for the consistent, superior quality wines it produces.

The grapes for the Anwilka 2017 were hand picked early in the morning. Upon arrival in the cellar the second sorting process starts immediately to preserve the flavours & freshness of the grapes. In the cellar, the extraction process is carefully calculated. After completion of alcoholic fermentation, the free run juice was drained off overnight and the skins pressed the next day using a delicate basket press. Press fractions are kept separate and used, from time to time, for fine tuning during the blending process. Secondary malolactic fermentation took place in either new French oak or in tank followed by 19 months in a combination of 50% first fill to 50% second fill 400L French Oak barrels.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Bright, inky and youthful in appearance. The nose is vibrant with a balance of concentrated dark fruit and savoury aromas. Full bodied, well toasted and sophisticated, the palate follows through with a bold and complex tannin structure. The wine concludes with long textured and powerful finish. An age worthy wine that will delight now and for years to come.

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