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Vergenoegd Runner Duck Red 2016

Vergenoegd Runner Duck Red 2016

Colour: Deep, dense ruby red. Nose: Opulent dark and red berry fruits. Complex on the nose with a hint of pencil shavings and vanilla tones. Palate: Forthcoming fruitiness, balanced by soft tannins and gentle acids. Complex yet easily drinkable, finishing with a lingering freshness of red berry fruits.

Suited to serve with beef (sirloin/rump steak) and poultry - especially duck.If slightly chilled, it goes well with carpaccio or pasta with creamy sauces.When serving, this red can be slightly chilled or even decanted to furthersoften the tannins.

variety : Touriga Nacional [ 33% Touriga Nacional, 28% Cabernet Franc, 25% Malbec, 14% Tinta Barocca ]
winemaker : Marlize Jacobs
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 15.0 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.71  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

Those of you that have visited Vergenoegd will of course have seen our 800 strong flock of Indian Runner Ducks that daily forage for snails in our vineyards and march past our Restaurant on their way back home. The wines in this range have been named in honour of these hardworking ducks, who contribute towards our aim to implement more environmentally friendly farming practices.

about the harvest: The three components are harvested separately.

in the cellar : 

Careful selection and blending has created this juicy, easy-drinking wine. Despite it’s youthfulness, the selected cultivars, Touriga Naçional, Malbec and Cabernet franc ensure good structure and the wine is adequately filled out with loads of ripe fruit and soft tannins.

After fermentation the wines are matured in used 300 liter French oak barrels for 12 months. The individual barrels are then carefully assessed, tasted and the blend is then created.

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