Vergenoegd Estate Blend 2003

Vergenoegd Estate Blend 2003

Colour: Bright lively rich colour with a solid, dense texture.
Nose: Lovely rich, dark fruit and black pepper on the nose with intense cigarbox and cedarwood aromas providing intriguing complexity.
Palate: Beautiful elegance and complexity despite its rich and generous mouthfeel. Dark fruit flavours with hints of vanilla and pencil shavings. Lovely, fine, seamless tannins providing good structure and a long lingering aftertaste.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 59% Cabernet Sauvignon; 27% Merlot; 14% Cabernet Franc ]
winemaker : John Faure
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.35  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The Vergenoegd is a classic blend of the Bordeaux cultivars (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet franc ) that cellar master, John Faure, has created to best reflect the unique terroir and winemaking philosophy of Vergenoegd. The vines are grown in a mixture of fertile alluvial soils along the banks of the Eerste River and more sandy soils with calcareous layers on a clay base. The vineyards can all be irrigated to enable us to fully ripen the grapes without undue stress. The vineyards also benefit from the cooling South Easterly winds blowing off the False Bay coast a mere three kilometers away.

in the cellar : Wood Maturation
20 - 24 months in 300 litre French oak barrels
1st Fill: 86%
2nd Fill: 14%
50% of the blend underwent malolactic fermentation in the barrel.

Bottling date: 09/02/2005

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