Vergenoegd Reserve 1994

The Vergenoegd Reserve is a blended wine, consisting mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon complemented by Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Colour : Lustrous. Deep, rich and red indicating length of skin contact.
Nose : Intense berry fruit complemented by mint and vanilla.
Taste : Rich berry fruit of Cabernet Sauvignon complemented by softness of Merlot and accessiblility of Cabernet Franc. Good fruit acid balance with ripe tannins, clean finish.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc ]
winemaker : John Faure
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.51 % vol  pH : 3.65  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Accessible now but will reward with careful callaring into the next century.

in the vineyard : All vineyards are situated on the lower reaches of the Eerste River and enjoy the cooling South Easterly winds blowing across False Bay.

about the harvest: Harvest Dates:
Cabernet Sauvignon - 19 March 1994
Merlot - 25 February 1994
Cabernet Franc - 7 April 1994

Sugar at Harvest: 23.5° Balling

in the cellar : Cooperage: 60% 1st fill, 40% 3rd fill
Bottling Date: 13 January 1995

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