Vergelegen Straw Wine


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Ripe, tropical fruit abounds on


The grapes were all selected from Vergelegen’s Korhaan and Niel-Suid vineyards.



Grapes were either dried on the vines or on wooden pallets. Processing started the moment sufficient sugar concentration developed. The grapes were not crushed or de-stemmed but fermented on the skins in plastic bins. This helped to break down cell tissue and released slightly higher quantities of juice. The fermenting sweet juice was transferred to old barrels for completion of alcoholic fermentation.  The wine spent 15 months in old oak and was bottled on 15 September 2016.



100% Semillon



Alc  11.33 %
RS   95.4 g/l
TA    6.2 g/l
pH    3.09



Wonderful now but will improve over next 15-20 years in bottle.

Vergelegen Straw wine 2015

  • Atkin – 93
  • Platter – ’92 – 4½ stars

Vergelegen Straw wine 2013

  • Atkin – 96
  • Platter – ’92 – 4½ stars

Vergelegen Straw wine 2011

  • Atkin – 93

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