Vergenoegd Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Vergenoegd Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Colour: Deep glowing dark plum.
Nose: Plum and red berries with spicy toasty oak.
Palate: Seriously powerful structure supported by intense deeply seated plum fruit, serious tannins leaving satisfactory lingering finish.

This is a true classic and has all the components to prove why Vergenoegd is so well known for its Cabernet Sauvignon. The glowing deep plum color and the nose of juicy red fruit is followed by dense follow through incorporating elegant tannins to leave a lingering finish. Little wonder that this is one of John Faure’s favorite wines.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot ]
winemaker : John Faure
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 69 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : This wine is blended from various Cabernet Sauvignon blocks ageing from 10 to 17 years planted in sandy top soil over a deep clay base layered with calcareous deposits. This restricts yields naturally and together with the cooling False Bay winds the grapes ripen easily without losing too much of their natural acids. This almost near perfect natural balance between growth and yield necessitates only a very light summer canopy management program.

in the cellar : Wood Maturation: 22 months in a combination of French barrels, 1st French 300 liter barrels 65%, 2nd French 225 liter barrels 35%.

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