Vergelegen, Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 750ml 2018South Africa, Stellenbosch
'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
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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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com | AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com | CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za | DEC: Decanter | GS: Greg Sherwood MW | JS: James Suckling | JR: JancisRobinson.com | JD: Jeb Dunnuck | NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show | PG: Platter's Guide | ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com | TA: Tim Atkin MW | VIN: Vinous.com | WA: Wine Advocate | WE: Wine Enthusiast | WM: Winemag.co.za Report | WS: Wine Spectator