Vergelegen 2000

The International Wine & Spirit Competition 2002 - Silver
The South African Trophy Wine Show 2002 - Bronze

Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2005 - Bronze
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Bronze
The wine shows a rich ruby colour with almost an opaque center. Cassis, pencil lead, spice and red berries, abound on the nose. Matured in new French oak for 26 months the fruit, tannin structure and fine acidity indicate a wine of balance and finesse reflective of the Vergelegen terroir.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc ]
winery : Vergelegen Wines
winemaker : Andre van Rensberg
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.38  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Silver
International Wine Challenge 2003 - Gold
The International Wine & Spirit Competition 2002 - Silver
The South African Trophy Wine Show 2002 - Bronze
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2005 - Bronze
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006 - Bronze (70/100)

ageing : Enjoy now but it will improve in the bottle for at least 10 years.

in the vineyard : Only the Rondekop vineyards are used for the production of the Vergelegen. Dry land vineyards with a planting density of 4000 vines/ha. The soils are granites with a deep clay/pebble base exhibiting excellent water retention characteristics. Planted at 280 – 300 m above sea level, the vines are cooled by moderate sea breezes every afternoon, leading to a longer growing season.

in the cellar : Working with concentrated fruit from low yielding vineyards (3 – 4 ton/ha), one has to be very careful not to produce over extracted wines. The juice is fermented with local yeasts and macerated for a further 3-4 weeks. Maturation took place in 100% new 225ℓ barrels with at least 5 rackings over a 24 month period.

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