Vergelegen Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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'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
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Condition New
Winemaker André van Rensburg
Alcohol 14.3%
Blend information 100% Sauvignon Blanc
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Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Rating TA 94
Technical analysis RS: 3.46 g/L | TA: 5.98 g/L | PH: 3.16
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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