Founded on 1 February 1700, Vergelegen (meaning ‘situated far away’), has been under the ownership of some of the world’s great explorers and visionaries, each of whom, in their own way, has helped shape Vergelegen into the world-class estate it is today.
Nestled between the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountains, with views of Cape Town, Table Mountain, and False Bay, this fertile valley, protected by granite cliffs, enjoys a mild climate of long warm days that bring the fruit to full ripeness. Cooling afternoon ocean breezes lengthen the growing season, thus intensifying the depth of fruit flavour in the grapes. Favoured with twenty-one soil types Vergelegen is rich ground for cultivating the breadth of noble varietals and clones essential for crafting the estate’s brilliant wines.
The grapes for this wine were all selected from Vergelegen’s Stonepine, Rooiland and Rondekop vineyards,
planted on the north to north-westerly slopes. Row direction is east to west. Pinedene, Hutton and Clovelly soil forms. Grapes were hand-picked and de-stemmed but not crushed. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine went into 100% new French oak barrels for sixteen months.
Blend: 60% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot.