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Vergelegen G.V.B Red 2015

R650.00

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2015, 2017 and 2018 are standout vintages over a 22 year career at Vergelegen. The wines are concentrated, without being over extracted, but elegant. The flavours are ripe but not jammy and sweet and the tannins are simply beautiful.

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 35 day maceration on the skins. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine went into 60% new French oak barrels for 18 months.

 

COMPOSITION

Cabernet Sauvignon 78%
Merlot 11%
Cabernet Franc 11%

ANALYSIS

Alc           14.11%
RS            2.71 g/l
TA            5.41 g/l
pH            3.72

MATURATION

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

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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