Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

Region
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Vintage:
2012
Producer:
Vergelegen Estate
Grapes:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Wine Description:

A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot with 13% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec with 18 months spent in oak. This classic Stellenbosch blend from Vergelegen Estate is drinking beautifully now.

Tasting Note:

Bright dark red. On the nose striking cassis underlined with cedar and a fresh ripe fruit character. On the palate the freshness carries through with a sprightly lingering finish.

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Producer Description

Since 1700, Vergelegen (meaning “situated far away”) has been a historic estate in Somerset West, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Extending over 3000 hectares, from the banks of the Lourens River to the rock faces of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, Vergelegen is one of South’s Africa’s most prominent wineries. This is reflected by the fact its wines have earned more than 200 local and international awards since 1999 including the coveted Château Pichon Longueville.