Since 1700 and to this day, Vergelegen (meaning “situated far away”), has been crafted by some of the world’s great explorers and visionaries, who each in their own way have helped shape Vergelegen to what it is today: a world-class Estate. Award-winning winemaker Andre van Rensburg ensures that Vergelegen’s handcrafted wines reach the highest possible level of satisfaction.
Only the Rondekop vineyards are used for the production of the Vergelegen G.V.B. They are dry-land vineyards with a planting density of 4000 vines to the hectare on granitic soils with a deep clay/pebble base offering excellent water retention. Planted at 180-220m above sea level, the vines are cooled by moderate sea breezes every afternoon, allowing for a longer growing season.
Cultivars: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon; 21% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot
Plum, chocolate, graphite and cassis and cedar wood on the nose, on the palate the fruit, tannin and acidity marry perfectly to offer balance and complexity, supported by flavours of black cherry, black currants and refreshing minerals.