Cape Ruby

Cape Ruby NV

Price: R 95.00

Cape Ruby NV

Intended for earlier and somewhat easier drinking than its dark, brooding, big brother (the Ben Prins Cape Vintage), this warmly seductive Cape Ruby comes from a younger block of Port varieties.

VINEYARD
The Ruby Port is made from a block of port vines planted in 1994. The cultivars include Tinta Barocca, Tinta Roritz, Souzão and Touriga Nacionale.

VINIFICATION
The grapes are destalked and crushed and pumped into traditional open fermenters. Here the routine of plunging and pumping over commences and when the wine is ready, fortification is done with grape spirits. The port is matured for a minimum of one year in French oak barrels.

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS
The wine is as densely delicious as fruitcake, complete with citrus peel and baking spice, while the sweetest plums and ripest mulberries add plenty of fresh fruit appeal, too.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 18.78 %
Residual Sugar 95.0 g/l
Total acid 4.8 g/l
pH 3.90

Cape Ruby

Cape Ruby NV

Price: R 95.00

Cape Ruby NV

Intended for earlier and somewhat easier drinking than its dark, brooding, big brother (the Ben Prins Cape Vintage), this warmly seductive Cape Ruby comes from a younger block of Port varieties.

VINEYARD
The Ruby Port is made from a block of port vines planted in 1994. The cultivars include Tinta Barocca, Tinta Roritz, Souzão and Touriga Nacionale.

VINIFICATION
The grapes are destalked and crushed and pumped into traditional open fermenters. Here the routine of plunging and pumping over commences and when the wine is ready, fortification is done with grape spirits. The port is matured for a minimum of one year in French oak barrels.

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS
The wine is as densely delicious as fruitcake, complete with citrus peel and baking spice, while the sweetest plums and ripest mulberries add plenty of fresh fruit appeal, too.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 18.78 %
Residual Sugar 95.0 g/l
Total acid 4.8 g/l
pH 3.90