Vergelegen Mill Race Red 2003

Red Blends from South Africa

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Winemaker's Notes

Vergelegen was named "2006 New World Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

This Merlot/Cabernet blend has an attractive dark ruby color. Ripe berry, plum, chocolate and coffee on the nose. Hints of mint, spice and pencil shavings on the palate. Fine grained tannins with great fruit-wood integration. Note: In 2002 Vergelegen did not release a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot resulting in a more concentrated Mill Race with longer barrel aging – 18 months in 75% new oak. Ideal with pasta, pizza, stews and premium red meat cuts.

Blend: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

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Learn About Vergelegen

Situated at the tip of the African continent at the Cape of Good Hope in the renowned Stellenbosch district, Vergelegen is 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, and cooling...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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