Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012

At Vergelegen all grapes are handpicked followed by storage in a refrigerated container at -20°C for 48 hours. The cool grapes (8-10°C) are then carefully sorted on combinations of vibrating tables and slow moving conveyors, where between 1,5-3 tons are sorted per hour. The grapes are de-stemmed but not crushed and the grapes/must cold soaked for 7 days followed by a feral fermentation lasting 96 hours. Eventually, cultured yeast is added and the juice fermented dry.  The young red wine is now macerated on the skins for a further 4-7 weeks before going to barrel.  After 18 months in barrel (20% new), bottling took place from 11-16 December 2013. Total production amounted to 129 000 bottles.  Released May 2017.

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec

Alc. 14,5% vol.

Residual sugar: 2,2g/l

Total acidity: 5,6g/l

pH: 3,56

Maturation: Drinking well now but will improve even more in the bottle over the next 5-10 years.

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Importer: 

Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

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Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Pale, bright, green-tinged yellow. Pure, vibrant aromas of lime blossom, gooseberry, ripe guava, fresh passion fruit, white pepper and quince.  Shows amazing elegance, balancing perfect acidity with ripe fruit. The 2016 harvest was exceptionally early with harvesting of Sauvignon Blanc commencing on 29 January and finishing on 9 February and due to the worst drought since 1904, the crop for white grapes was reduced by 50%.  The wine is very satisfying and one of the most remarkable adventures since I started here in 1998. Please enjoy chilled with fresh asparagus, grilled or baked fish and chicken kebabs. The grapes for this premium Sauvignon Blanc were all from Vergelegen’s own vineyards.

Vinification:

Grapes from the selected vineyards were hand harvested at peak ripeness and transported to the Vergelegen cellar in wooden bins.  Parcels were selected and these parcels could be individual rows or fractions of blocks and everything was vinified separately. No chemical or enzymatic additions were made and we re-examined and reviewed everything that was accepted as protocols over the previous 18 vintages.  To add complexity, musts and finished wines were kept in contact with their lees by stirring at least once daily.

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Varity: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Alc. 13,95% vol. 

Residual sugar: 1,9g/l

Total acidity: 6,6g/l

pH: 3,08

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains sulfite

Importer:

Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

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17,05 € / L
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Vergelegen Chardonnay 2016

The wine shows an attractive lemony yellow-green colour with a complex nose of citrus, peach, tropical fruit and mineral tones. The palate is long and full with delicate wooding. Beautifully refined and elegant. This is the 5th year that entirely Estate-grown grapes have been used in the making of the Premium Chardonnay. The vineyards were cropped at 6 tons/ha - 70% of the grapes were barrel fermented and the rest in wooden tanks.  Selections were made in August 2016 before bottling in November 2016.  The grapes selected for this premium Chardonnay were sourced from Vergelegen’s Korhaan, Rooiland,  Rocklands , Slanghoek and Lower Schaapenberg vineyards.

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Alc. 14,26% vol.

Residual sugar: 1,5g/l

Total acidity: 5,8g/l

pH: 3,34

Vinification:

Grapes were whole-bunch pressed and not given any skin contact. The juice, slightly clarified, was racked into 20% new French oak barrels (Francois Frère, Dargaud & Jaegle and 80% second, third and fourth fill barrels) for alcoholic fermentation. All the different vineyards were barrel fermented and matured on the lees for 8 months before bottling in November 2016.  Released: end January 2018.

Maturation: Drink over the next five years.

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains sulfite

Importer:

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67

Hamburg

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Vergelegen Merlot Reserve 2013

Ripe plum colour with a ruby rim.  The nose shows ripe fruit flavours, black cherries, plum, spice and a touch of chocolate.  The ripeness of the fruit is balanced by fresh fruit acidity with soft wood and fruit tannins.  The aftertaste is long and lasting.

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape varieties: 100% Merlot

Alc. 14,5% vol.

Residual sugar: 4,4g/l

Total acidity: 5,6g/l

pH: 3,5

Vinification:

The fruit was picked at peak physiological ripeness to avoid the necessity of adding acid and prevent the extraction of hard tannins. Picking took place from 6 to 20 March 2013. The grape juice was inoculated with two yeast strains, D21 and D254. Fermentation took place at a consistent 25°C.  The young wine was left to macerate on its skins for a further 7 weeks before pressing.  Malolactic fermentation was induced in stainless steel tanks and was followed by maturation in 225l French oak barrels for 16 months before bottling on 16 October 2014. The vintage amounted to 45 500 bottles.  Released March 2017.

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains sulfite

Importer: 

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67

Hamburg

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29,99 € / L
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Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013

The wine is complex, showing blackcurrants, spice, ripe plums and attractive wood aromas and flavours. It is full and rich with prominent tannns that bodes well for future ageing. A total of 30 000 bottles were produced.  2013 is highly regarded and seen by many commentators as one of the finest vintages in the last 30 years.  Serve decanted with lamb cutlets, rack of lamb and the very best rib-eye steaks.  Released May 2017.

The grapes were selected from Vergelegen’s Rooiland, Vineyards. These vineyards are all north to northwest facing, with granite, Hutton and Clovelly soils. Vines were planted 4000 to the hectare.

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Varieties: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot

Alc. 14,46% vol. 

Residual sugar: 2,7g/l

Total acidity: 5,6g/l

pH: 3,74

Vinification:

The Cabernet was fermented in open and closed tanks at high temperatures (28-32°C) and punched down every 6 hours to maximize colour and tannin extraction.  The wine spent 16 months in barrel; 50% new oak from coopers Taransaud & Darnajou.  Bottled on 20 October 2014.

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains sulfite

Importer:

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67 

20251 Hamburg

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29,99 € / L
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Vergelegen Flagship Red G.V.B 2013

The 2013 is a beautiful and elegant wine with good concentration and lovely fruit.  The tannins are ripe and the wine has a long aftertaste.

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon  55%; Merlot 35%; Cabernet Franc 5%; Petit Verdot 5%

Alc. 14.52% vol. 

RS: 2.94 g/l

TA: 5.6g/l

pH: 3.61

Vinification:

Grapes were hand-picked and de-stemmed BUT not crushed. The de-stemmed grapes were cooled to 8°C and ‘cold soaked’ for 168 hours.  Fermentation took place at 25°C followed by a 35 day maceration on the skins.  After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine went into 40% new French oak barrels for 17 months.

Maturation: Enjoy now or over the next 8 to 15 years.

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Importer: 

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67 

20251 Hamburg

46,99 €

63,99 € / L
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