Vergenoegd Reserve 1999

Veritas 2003 - Bronze
It is a blend in the Bordeaux style using three noble grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon for structure and body, Merlot for fruit and richness and Cabernet Franc for softness. Rich, almost inky appearance, dark russet edge. Wild herb with red berry and plum fruit. Mint and vanilla flavours with hints of coffee and chocolate. Well structured and complex with fruit nicely lifted by oak. Good full bodied with elegant and persistant finish.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc
winemaker : John Faure
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.14 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
1999 Vintage: Veritas 2003 - Bronze, John Platter - 4.5 stars, Veritas 2002 - Bronze
1998 Vintage: John Platter - 4 stars, Wine Magazine - 3 stars
1997 Vintage: John Platter - 3.5 stars, Wine Magazine - 3 stars
1996 Vintage: John Platter - 4 stars, Wine Magazine - 3.5 stars, Veritas - Gold medal
1995 Vintage: John Platter - 4.5 stars, Wine Magazine - 4 stars, Veritas - Gold Medal
1994 Vintage: John Platter - 4 stars, Wine Magazine - 3 stars, Veritas - Silver Medal
1993 Vintage: John Platter - 4 stars, Veritas - Silver Medal
1992 Vintage: John Platter - 4 stars, Wine Magazine - 4 stars
1991 Vintage: John Platter - Pick of the bunch
1990 Vintage: John Platter - Pick of the bunch, Wine Magazine - 4 stars, Veritas - Double Gold Medal
in the vineyard : The Reserve is Vergenoegd's flagship wine and is a classical Bordeaux blend comprising of Cabernet Sauvignon (for structure & body), Merlot (fruit and richness) and Cabernet Franc (softness) The vines are planted in a mixture of fertile alluvial soils along the banks of the Eerste River and a more marginal sandy soil on a clay and calcareous base. All vineyards can be irrigated to enable the grapes to fully ripen without being under stress. The estates vineyards also benefit from the cooling South Easterly winds blowing from across False Bay a mere 3km from Vergenoegd.

about the harvest: The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested on the 24/03/1999 at 24.2º Balling.
The Merlot grapes were harvested on the 08/03/1999 at 24.8º Balling.
The Cabernet Franc grapes were harvested on the 31/03/1999 at 23.8º Balling.

in the cellar : The wine underwent maturation for 18 months in 90% New 225 litre French Barrels, 10% New 225 litre Russian Barrels.

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