Platter's Review: 4.5 * (92 Points)
Ripe, tropical fruit abounds on the nose but the wine does not become dull and uninteresting due to marvelous acidity and freshness on the palate. Serve well chilled at 8-10 degrees Centigrade.
The grapes were all selected from Vergelegen’s Korhaan and Niel-Suid vineyards.
Grapes were either dried on the vines or on wooden pallets. Processing started the moment sufficient sugar concentration developed. The grapes were not crushed or de-stemmed but fermented on the skins in plastic bins. This helped to break down cell tissue and released slightly higher quantities of juice. The fermenting sweet juice was transferred to old barrels for completion of alcoholic fermentation. The wine spent 15 months in old oak.
Sauvignon Blanc - 50 %
Semillon - 50 %
Wonderful now but will improve over next 15-20 years in bottle.
The Vergelegen Wine Estate is situated in the beautiful Somerset West in the Western Cape in South Africa. This is truly one of the most beautiful wine farms in the Western Cape. The breathtaking views only add to the exquisite estate. The Vergelegen winery can look back on over 300 years of tradition and is home to some historic camphor trees, part of the South African national monument. The name of the winery means "situated far away". Close to the Atlantic Ocean, complex and elegant top-quality wines are created, available in three collections. At Vergelegen, sustainability is written in capital letters. This is evident from the support given to numerous projects. Love for the environment is seen on Vergelgen as an investment in the future.
Alcohol: 14% vol
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