Vergelegen Chardonnay Reserve 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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'The wine shows an attractive lemony yellow-green colour with a complex nose of citrus, white peach, pineapple, spice, citrus blossoms, apricot and buttered toast aromas. The taste is long and elegant with a lively minerality.' – Winemaker

Tasting notes on the 2019 vintage:
'Toast & citrus aromatic interplay on 2019, with lemon & lime notable on the tensely tight, bright & elegant palate. Should benefit from a good few years in bottle. Wholebunch, ferment & 10 months on lees in oak, 30% new; 13.9% alcohol.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)

'André van Rensburg sources his reserve bottling from two sites on the beautiful Vergelegen estate. Showing scented one-third new wood and the same amount of malolactic, this is a finely balanced Chardonnay, with pear and lemongrass flavours, good texture and a pert, refreshing finish. Drink 2021-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2021, 92/100
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker André van Rensburg
Alcohol 14.5%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Chardonnay
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chardonnay
Technical analysis RS: 1.58 g/L | TA: 6.05 g/L | PH: 3.4
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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