Vergelegen, Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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Vergelegen_SauvignonBlancReserve_750ml_2018
R280

Critic Score

94
TA

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The grapes come from the famous Schaapenberg Vineyard on the Schaapenberg Hill. This hill functioned as Governor Van der Stels’ look out for ships rounding Cape Point. The 2.5 hectare single vineyard was planted in 1988 and is located 6,5 km from False Bay, directly south-facing at 320 meters above sea level.

Tasting notes:
'This is a single vineyard bottling from a 2.34-hectare site at 320 metres on the Schapenberg, which is the coolest on the estate. Wild yeast fermented and left on its skins for 48 hours, it's a very ambitious white that's saline, tangy and focused with stony minerality. Drink 2019-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 94/100

'The cool, wind-swept sea-facing tract of Schaapenberg Hill yields unmistakably pungent, flinty flavours. 2018 single-vineyard follows form with striking minerality, sublime poise & elegance. Fermented/8-9 months in 2,500L Austrian oak ovals.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (93/100)

'The 2018 Schaapenberg Sauvignon Blanc is extremely aromatic with ripe passion fruit and ripe guava, black currant leaf, a touch of lemongrass and good minerality. The aftertaste is long and clean. Serve with fresh oysters, sushi and lightly spicy Cape Malay cuisine.' – Winemaker

Alc: 14.3% | RS: 3.46 g/L | TA: 5.98 g/L | PH: 3.16

About Vergelegen:
Vergelegen has a 300 year history, dating back to 1 February 1700, when it was founded. Vergelegen (meaning ‘situated far away’), has changed through many owners since then, each of whom have shaped Vergelegen into what it is today. The 3,000 hectare estate is situated in one of the richest floral regions of the world and they practice sustainable farming and have various environmental projects.
More Information
Alcohol 14.3%
Technical analysis RS: 3.46 g/L | TA: 5.98 g/L | PH: 3.16
Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Blend information 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Rating TA 94
Winemaker André van Rensburg
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Producer information Vergelegen has a 300 year history, dating back to 1 February 1700, when it was founded. Vergelegen (meaning 'situated far away'), has changed through many owners since then, each of whom have shaped Vergelegen into what it is today. The 3,000 hectare estate is situated in one of the richest floral regions of the world and they practice sustainable farming and have various environmental projects.
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