The vineyard used for the production of the V is Stone Pine IV. This
vineyard consists of two adjacent units on the west to northwest facing
inland slopes of Schaapenberg. It is relatively sheltered from the
prevailing breezes coming off False Bay and therefore enjoys a slightly
warmer but still predominantly maritime climate. The two units are
planted on Hutton and Glenrosa soils and are both well drained and
slightly limiting on vigour, but still offer a good buffer capacity
supporting the vines in adverse climatic conditions. This combination
of soil, climate and site ensures full ripening of the fruit without
excessively high sugar levels.
The grapes were hand-picked and fermented in closed tanks at
temperatures of 25-28 ̊C. The young wine received a post fermentation
maceration of 28 days, followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless
steel. On completion of the malolactic fermentation the wine was
racked into 100% new French oak. The V was matured in oak for 18
months, followed by 24 months in bottle. The wine was bottled on 30
November 2015 and total production amounted to 6235 bottles.
VERGELEGEN V 2014
£65.95 incl. VAT
6 in stock
VERGELEGEN V 2014 has a complex nose, showing blackcurrants, red cherries, cedar wood,
lead pencil and cigar box aromas. These develop in the glass and are
joined by raspberry, black cherry, spice and a hint of gaminess. On the
palate the wine is concentrated but elegant, with fine-grained tannins.
These tannins soften even further in the glass, resulting in a luxurious
wine with a long aftertaste.
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