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 22 months the fruit, tannin structure and fine acidity indicate a wine of balance and finesse reflective of the Vergelegen terroir.
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 characteri
Working with concentrated fruit from low yielding vineyards (3 ñ 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 Sylvain barrels with at least 5 rackings over a 19 month period.
46 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 29 % Merlot, 25 % Cabernet Franc
14.5 % Alc
3.6 g/l RS
6.4 g/l TA
Enjoy now but it will improve in the bottle for at least 10-15 years.