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Vergelegen G.V.B Red 2013 1.5L Magnum

R1,500.00

8 in stock

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Plum, chocolate, graphite and cassis and cedar wood on the nose, on the palate the fruit, tannin and acidity marry perfectly to offer balance and complexity, supported by flavours of black cherry, black currants and refreshing minerals.

 

ORIGIN

Only the Rondekop vineyards are used for the production of the Vergelegen G.V.B. These are dry-land vineyards with a planting density of 4000 vines to the hectare on granitic soils with a deep clay/pebble base offering excellent water retention. Planted at 180-220 meters above sea level, the vines are cooled by moderate sea breezes every afternoon, allowing for a longer growing season.

 

VINIFICATION

Grapes were hand-picked and de-stemmed BUT no crushed. The grapes were then cooled to 8 C and “cold-soaked” for 168 hours. Fermentation took place at 25 C followed by a 35 day maceration on the skins. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine went into 40% new French Oak barrels for 17 months.

 

COMPOSITION

Cabernet Sauvignon  55%;

Merlot 35%;

Cabernet Franc 5%;

Petit Verdot 5%;

ANALYSIS

Alc       14.52%
RS       2.94 g/l
TA       5.6 g/l
pH       3.61

MATURATION

Enjoy now or over the next 8 to 15 years.

Vergelegen G.V.B Red 2013

  • Atkin – 94
  • Martin – 92
  • Platter – ’93 – 4½ stars

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