Vergenoegd Old Cape Colony Vintage 2005

Vergenoegd Old Cape Colony Vintage 2005

Colour: Attractive, intense deep purple-red with a crimson edge.
Nose: Sweetness on the nose with complex marmalade, apricots, currants and black cherries. Subtle hints of perfume with chocolate.
Palate: Complex and full mouthfeel with lemon and naartjie zest, Hints of chocolate and dried fruits. Excellent structure and balance of flavours with an incredibly long finish.

This wine goes beautifully with any thing containing chocolate, or Blue Cheese.

variety : Tinta Barocca [ Tinta Barocca, Touriga Nacional ]
winemaker : John Faure
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : 
type : Fortified  style : Sweet  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : From our 2001 vintage we have used Tinta Barocca and Touriga Naçional grapes - moving closer towards the Portuguese style of port, which are usually a blend of cultivars rather than only one cultivar. This vintage of grapes are from two different blocks, a block of Tinta Barocca, and from very promising block of Touriga.

about the harvest: Harvesting takes place when the grapes are fully ripe and packed with flavours.

in the cellar : The Tinta Barocca and Touriga National are crushed together into traditional open fermentors (kuipe). We allow the must to start fermenting naturally (no yeast inoculation) and the cap is continuously punched down every four hours during fermentation for maximum colour and flavour extraction. When the desired amount of sugar has been fermented into alcohol the grapes are pressed and fortified with 80 vol% brandy spirits and aged in old 225 liter French Barrels for 18 months.

Wood Maturation:18 Months in used 225 liter oak barrels.

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