Vergenoegd Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Vergenoegd Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Intense deep ruby in colour with spice, minerals and cassis on the nose, which support the wild berry fruits. Well supported by French oak judiciously used and well integrated into the wine. Firm, dry and long finish.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : John Faure
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.8 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

The South African Trophy Wine Show 2002 - Bronze
1998 Vintage: John Platter - 4 stars, Wine Magazine - 3 stars
1997 Vintage: John Platter - 3 stars, Wine Magazine - 3 stars
1996 Vintage: John Platter - 4 stars, Wine of the Month Club - Winning wine for Cabernet tastings, Veritas - Silver medal, Michelangelo Awards - Silver Medal
1995 Vintage: John Platter - 4 stars, Veritas - Gold Medal, Wine Magazine - 4 stars
1994 Vintage: Veritas - Silver medal
1993 Vintage: Veritas - Silver medal
1992 Vintage: Wine Magazine - 4 stars
1991 Vintage: Veritas - Gold Medal

ageing : A well structured wine that traditionally starts off a little tight and closed but has the potential to open up as it matures over the next 10-15 years.

in the vineyard : The wine is made from a combination of 10 year old vines and 24 year old vines. The soil is sandy over a deep yellow clay base, restricting yield naturally, thus providing good quality grapes that ripen easily without losing too much of their natural acid. Irrigation is supplied in very dry summers, thus enabling the grapes to ripen easily without placing undue stress on the vines.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested on the 10/03/1998 at 23.8º Balling.

in the cellar : The wine matured for 18 months in 76% French 225l New barrels, 14% Russian 225l New barrels, 10% 2nd Fill French 225l barrels. A small percentage of Cabernet Franc has been included into this wine.
The wine was bottled on the 13/01/2000.

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