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 afternoon ocean breezes that lengthen the growing season, intensifying the depth of fruit flavor in grapes. Favored with 21 soil types Vergelegen is rich ground for cultivating the breadth of noble varietals and clones essential for crafting the estates brilliant, world-class wines.
The estate has a rich and storied cultural history dating back to 1700. The philosophy at Vergelegen is simple: “To strive to produce the best possible wines by careful decision-making that maximizes the synergy between vineyard and winery.” This is accomplished through the precise selection and delicate handling of grapes, gravity flow production, infinite attention to detail and expert craftsmanship, and results in wines of elegance, refinement, complexity and balance. A part of the distinguished brand portfolio owned by the Anglo American Corporation, world renowned for precious metals industries, as well as De Beers Diamonds, Vergelegen brings wines of superlative quality and global recognition to the family.
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The nose jumps out of the glass - gooseberries, fig, tinned peas, black truffle, elderflower, ripe tropical fruit, cut grass and green pepper. The wine is full, intensely flavored and very long on the finish - perfectly balanced. Excellent with saucy chicken, fish, and pasta dishes.
Pale green color. The nose jumps out of the glass - gooseberries, fig, tinned peas, black truffle, elderflower, some ripe fruits, cut grass, and green pepper. The wine is full, intensely flavored and very long on aftertaste; the balance is perfect.
Drink now or over the next 2 to 4 years. more
Bold but balanced, rustic but poised, this assertive Bordeaux blend has an appealing nose of plum, mocha and pepper. The flavors of mint, berry and spice are full and lingering, and the tannins are firm but elegant. A beautful wine with real aging potential, and further proof that Vergelegen is a... more
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot
Complex nose of black currants, spice, ripe plums and attractive wood flavors which follow through to the palate. A full-bodied wine with firm, ripe tannins leading to a lingering finish.
Excellent with grilled red meats and game,... more
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... more