Vergenoegd Classic Range Shiraz 2013

Colour: Dark ruby red, very evenly coloured towards the edges.Nose: White pepper with dark plum and red cherries. Some spice, followed by hints of violets and cassis. Palate: Good structure, with well-balanced tannins. Lots of ripe, luscious dark fruits, with a well-rounded, smooth mouthfeel. Complex and lingering aftertaste.


variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : John Faure
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 15.0 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

Vergenoegd (which literally means ‘satisfaction has been achieved’ in Dutch) was originally granted in 1696 to Pieter de Vos, who must have felt that he had “achieved satisfaction” a short distance from the port city of Cape Town. The view from the homestead today towards Table Mountain in the west remains almost unaltered. The farm is virtually on the shores of False Bay and is overlooked by the impressive Hottentots Holland Mountains.

in the vineyard : Climate: Vergenoegd has a maritime climate, allowing cool sea breezes in the summer to assist in the slow ripening of the berries to ensure a deep dark red colour. Soil: A variation of soils from alluvial to sandy on a deep yellow clay base, which also restricts the yield of the vines naturally. This is essential for Shiraz as it is naturally a vigorous grower. The lower yields allow for complex wines with intense fruit.

in the cellar : No new wood for this vintage but barrel matured in 2nd& 3rd Fill barrels for 18 months

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