Vergelegen G.V.B Red 2014

R645.00

Get 10% off on all wines by logging in as an existing Vergelegen Reserve Loyalty Member or visit our Loyalty Overview page to join.

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

Working with concentrated fruit from low-yielding vineyards (3-4 tons/ha), care was taken not to produce over-extracted wines. The juice was fermented with local yeasts and macerated for 5 weeks. Maturation took place in 100% new 225 litre Darnajou & Taransaud French oak barrels with at least two rackings over a 16 month period.

 

COMPOSITION

Cabernet Sauvignon  81%;

Cabernet Franc 13%

Merlot 6%;

ANALYSIS

Alc       14.5%
RS       2.1 g/l
TA       5.4g/l
pH          3.65

MATURATION

Enjoy now or over the next 8 to 15 years.

Vergelegen G.V.B Red 2015

  • 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

Scroll to Top