Vergenoegd Shiraz 2002

Colour: Dark purple with a lively edge.
Nose: Extremely complex, typical Shiraz nose. A combination of white pepper and vanilla/spiciness gushes out from the wood. Along with that, luscious ripe red fruit jumps forth.
Palate: On the palate all these flavours combine in Perfect harmony. Adding to that follows subtle tannins,well integrated fruit and spicy mouthfeel that lingers on and on... A wine with unsurpassable elegance which truly lives up to the Vergenoegd standard.

Dark yet lively colors and the perfect harmony of combining all the flavors of a typical Shiraz nose with subtle tannins, integrated fruit and spiciness’ that lingers on the palette. A wine with unsurpassable elegance which truly lives up to the Vergenoegd standard.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : John Faure
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.71  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2002 Vintage - John Platter ****
2001 Vintage - John Platter ****; WINE Magazine **; Veritas Silver Medal
2000 Vintage - John Platter ****; Veritas Silver Medal
1999 Vintage - John Platter ****(*)
1998 Vintage - John Platter ****; WINE Magazine ***
1997 Vintage - John Platter ***; WINE Magazine ****
1996 Vintage - John Platter ***; Veritas Silver Medal
1995 Vintage - John Platter *** ;Veritas Silver Medal
1994 Vintage - John Platter ***; WINE Magazine ***; Veritas Silver Medal
1993 Vintage - Veritas Silver Medal
in the vineyard : Made from a promising block of young Shiraz. The soil is sandy over deep yellow clay base, restricting yield naturally, thus providing good quality grapes that ripen easily without losing too much of their natural acidity. An extensive summer pruning programme is followed to provide an ideal balance between the amount of leaves and grapes to promote good colour and fruit concentration. Irrigation is supplied when needed, thus enabling the grapes to ripen easily without placing undue stress on the vines.

in the cellar : Wood Maturation: 22 months in a combination of barrels
81% French, 15% American and 4% Russian 300 litre Oak barrels
1st Fill - 43%
2nd Fill - 57%

Bottling date: 09/02/2004

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