Vergelegen G.V.B Red 2017

R750.00

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The 2017 is a wine of distinction. The nose hasexpressions of red fruits, hints of grilled fenneland wafts of tobacco and cigar box which fill theglass. The palate has great texture and finesseand this vintage is offering great drinkabilityalready. A wine of complexity.

Enjoy this Bordeaux style red with beef bourguignon or roasted venison.

ORIGIN

The grapes are always sourced from the Rondekop Vineyards grown at 200 – 220 meters above sea level. These vineyards are extremely wind exposed and this leads to thick skinned berries that deliver very concentrated juice.

VINIFICATION

Grapes were hand-picked and de-stemmed BUT not crushed. The de-stemmed grapes were cooled to 8°C and ‘cold soaked’ for 168 hours. Fermentation took place at 25°C followed by a 30 day maceration on the skins. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine went into 50% new French oak barrels for 18 months.

 

COMPOSITION

Cabernet Sauvignon 67%

Merlot 21%

12% Cabernet Franc

ANALYSIS

Alc           14.50%
RS            3.8 g/l
TA            6.3 g/l
pH            3.42

MATURATION

Accessible now but will reward careful cellaring over the next 10 – 15 years

Vergelegen GVB Red 2017

Vergelegen G.V.B Red 2015

  • Atkin – 93
  • Platter – ’95 – 5 stars

Vergelegen G.V.B Red 2014

  • Atkin – 91
  • Platter – ’95 – 5 stars

Vergelegen G.V.B Red 2013

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

Vergelegen G.V.B Red 2012

  • Atkin – 93
  • Martin – 90

Vergelegen G.V.B Red 2011

  • Tanzer – 92
  • Atkin – 93

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