Vergelegen Premium Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2020

R170.00

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Bright dark red. On the nose striking cassis underlined with cedar and a fresh ripe fruit character. On the palate the freshness carries through with a long-lasting aftertaste.

Serve with barbecued meat, stews, pizza and pasta.

ORIGIN

Sourced from north and north-westerly vineyards at Vergelegen, Somerset West, where soil types of granite, Hutton and weathered shale dominate. The 2020 harvest itself was warm, however, the nights were cool which is perfect for colour and flavour formation. Harvesting of the Merlot started end of February and was completed by 18th March. The harvest was completed by the end of March.

 

VINIFICATION

The grapes were handpicked from our Merlotand Cabernet Sauvignon blocks and spent 18 months in 20% new French oak barrels which adds to the complexity and finesse of this wine.

COMPOSITION

60% Cabernet Sauvignon
30% Merlot
10%  Cabernet Franc

ANALYSIS

Alc. 14%
RS    3.9 g/l
TA    5.57 g/l
pH    3.59

 

MATURATION

Drinking beautifully and will improve even more in the bottle over the next 5-10 years.

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