Vergelegen Reserve Shiraz 2019

R350.00

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Stunningly ripe and concentrated berry fruit including ripe black cherry fruit, hints of liquorice, violets and spice. The flavours on the palate are intense and long lasting with soft tannins leading to a clean finish.

Serve at 15-17°C and enjoy with venison and all barbequed and smoked meats.

ORIGIN

The grapes were all selected from Vergelegen’s Rooiland vineyards, planted on the north to north-westerly slopes and 100% virus free, including the world’s oldest virus free vineyard that was planted in 1999.

 

VINIFICATION

Grapes were hand-picked and de-stemmed, and circa 15% stems were added back to the fermentation vessels. The de-stemmed grapes were cooled to 8°C and ‘cold soaked’ for 24 hours. Fermentation took place at 26°C followed by a 21-day maceration on the skins. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine went into 25% new French oak barrels for 15 months.

 

COMPOSITION

100% Shiraz

 

ANALYSIS

Alc   14.49%
RS    3.3 g/l
TA    5 g/l
pH    3.67

 

MATURATION

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

Vergelegen Shiraz 2016

  • Platter – ’90 – 4½ stars

Vergelegen Merlot 2015

  • Atkin – 91
  • Martin – 91
  • Platter – ’92 – 4½ stars

Vergelegen Merlot 2013

  • Tanzer – 88
  • Atkin – 91
  • Martin – 86
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