Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc 2001

Pale green colour. Nose jumps out of the glass, gooseberries, fig, tinned peas, black truffle, elderflower, some ripe fruits, cut grass, green pepper. The wine is full, intensely flavoured and very long on the aftertaste.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 91% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Semillon
winery : Vergelegen Wines
winemaker : Andre van Rensberg
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.3 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.33  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2001 - Bronze

ageing : Drink now or over the next 2-3 years.

in the vineyard : Selected from Vergelegens own vineyards, The Korhaan and Lower Schaapenberg. These vineyards are located on South or South-West facing slopes, 200-320 metres above sea level. The planting density is approximately 4000 vines per hectare. No irrigation is allowed. The soils are granites or Clovelly with a deep clay base enabling the vine to survive dry, hot summers.

about the harvest: The fruit is picked when the desired flavours are showing at optimum.

in the cellar : No skin contact is employed as we believe this technique leads to coarse vines. The juice is settled for at least 72 hours at low temperatures before inoculation with the desired yeast strain for Sauvignon grapes. To avoid conformity with other SA producers, we ferment at higher temperatures. This leads to fuller, bigger and more intensely flavoured wines.

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