Vergelegen G.V.B White 2022

R500.00

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Tight, focused and beautifully integrated with herbal (fynbos), grapefruit flavours, ripe tropical notes, and a long, focused aftertaste. Enjoy with fresh seafood. Probably one of our best vintages ever and without a doubt one of the great white wines of the world. Total production amounts to 2997 standard bottles. Stock piling is recommended!!

 

ORIGIN

The Semillon was planted in 1991 on the Korhaan flats at 220 m above sea level. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes used in this blend come from our special Schaapenberg Vineyard. This single vineyard Sauvignon is planted 320 m above sea level and directly south facing. The row direction is east-west, and the vineyards are planted to 2 clones, 316 and 317, both from the Loire Valley. The Schaapenberg vineyard was uprooted after the harvest.

 

VINIFICATION

Both Semillon and Sauvignon grapes were hand-picked, the Semillon 7 days after the Sauvignon, whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented. Both the Sauvignon and Semillon were picked in February. The wines were matured for 9 months in barrel before bottling.

 

COMPOSITION

Sémillon 45%
Schaapenberg Sauvignon Blanc 55%

 

ANALYSIS

Alc 13.5%
RS 2.6 g/l
TA 7.02 g/l
Ph 3.04

 

MATURATION

Drink upon release or up to a decade later

Vergelegen G.V.B White 2019

  • Winemag/Prescient Report – 95 (Top 10)
  • Platter – 95 – 5 stars

Vergelegen G.V.B White 2018

  • Atkin – 95
  • Platter – ’94 – 4½ stars

Vergelegen G.V.B White 2017

  • Atkin – 95
  • Platter – ’93 – 4½ stars

Vergelegen G.V.B White 2016

  • Atkin – 95
  • Martin – 91
  • Platter – ’93 – 4½ stars

Vergelegen G.V.B White 2015

  • Atkin – 96
  • Martin – 91
  • Platter – ’95 – 5 stars

Vergelegen G.V.B White 2014

  • Atkin – 94
  • Martin – 92

Vergelegen G.V.B White 2013

  • Tanzer – 92
  • Atkin – 95
  • Martin – 89
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