"The 2018 harvest across the board is of exceptional quality with vibrant fruit and fantastic mouthfeel. This harvest - my 21st - started on 9th February and the last of the Sauvignon was harvested by 23rd"
Andre van Rensburg
Pale, bright, green-tinged yellow. Pure, vibrant aromas of lime blossom, gooseberry, ripe guava, fresh passion fruit, white pepper and quince. Shows amazing elegance, balancing perfect acidity with ripe fruit. The 2018 harvest across the board is of exceptional quality with vibrant fruit and fantastic mouthfeel. This harvest - my 21st - started on 9 February and the last of the Sauvignon was harvested by 23 February. I enjoyed every single moment and know it will reflect in this wine.
Nestled between the Helderberg & Hottentots Mountains in Stellenbosch, Vergelegen is one of South Africa's premiere wine producers. The estate has a storied history dating back to its establishment in 1700 by Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel. Today Vergelegen is owned and operated by Anglo American PLC , one of the world's largest global mining groups who have nurtured and developed it into a world-class wine estate.Vergelegen, meaning "situated far away", is now coming into its own as a.. read more
Grapes from the selected vineyards were hand harvested at peak ripeness and transported to the Vergelegen cellar in wooden bins. Parcels were selected and these parcels could be individual rows or fractions of blocks and everything was vinified separately. No chemical or enzymatic additions were made and we reexamined and reviewed everything that was accepted as protocols over the previous 19 vintages. To add complexity, musts and finished wines were kept in contact with their lees by stirring at least once daily. Released March 2019.