Vergelegen Reserve Shiraz Stellenbosch
Per bottle £14.49
- Brand Vergelegen
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 14%
- Vintage 2012
- Country South Africa
- Country Region Franschoek
- Grape Variety Shiraz
- Closure Cork
Intro to Vergelegen Reserve Shiraz Stellenbosch –
Vergelegen Reserve Shiraz from Stellenbosch in South Africa has stunningly ripe and concentrated berry fruit including ripe black cherry fruit, hints of liquorice, violets and spice. The flavours on the palate are intense and long lasting with soft tannins leading to a clean finish.
Full tasting note and wine making –
The grapes were all selected from Vergelegen’s Kopland and Rooiland vineyards, planted on the north to north-westerly slopes and were hand-picked and de-stemmed but not crushed. The de-stemmed grapes were chilled and fermentation took place at 26°C followed by a twenty one day maceration on the skins. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine went into 25% new French oak barrels to age for nineteen months.
The producer –
Since 1700, Vergelegen (meaning situated far away), has been shaped 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 worldclass Estate. Vergelegen is renowned for producing elegant, handcrafted wines and has a widely respected reputation for environmental and sustainable agricultural practices.
On purchasing the Estate in 1987, Anglo American drew up a detailed master plan for the development of the vineyards. After intensive climatic and soil analysis conducted over two years, the first new vines were planted in 1989. This was the start of the Vergelegen renaissance.
Award-winning winemaker André van Rensburg’s 2013 vintage at Vergelegen was his sixteenth on the estate. The combination of a passionate longstanding team, solid determination and dogged enthusiasm ensure that Vergelegen’s winemaking philosophy is adhered to: there must be harmony between the old and the new. It is reflected in the great quality of the wines.
Drink with –
This wine is a great companion for most foods, including pizzas, pastas and meat or chicken dishes, or enjoyed on its own savouring the taste.
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Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and not normally on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays though Saturday deliveries are possible on payment of an additional charge.
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Our standard national delivery charge is £10 and is FREE for all orders over £250. The standard delivery is next day for all orders placed by 12noon and the following day for all orders received later than that.
Arrangements in case you’re out at the time of delivery
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Non UK Mainland addresses
For charges applicable for delivery to remote addresses such as the Scottish Highlands and Islands please note that different charges apply and these are clearly shown at checkout. The charges are per case of 12 x 75cl bottles and the delivery time will be a little longer due to the location.
The Scottish postcodes affected are as follows:
AB 30, 33-38, 41-45, 51-56, DD 8-9, FK 19-21, IV 1-18, 30-37, 40, 41-49, 51 -56, 63, KA 15-17, 27-28, KW15-17, PA 20-49, 60-78, PH 15-26, 30-44, 49, 50, HS 1-9, ZE 1-3
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Out of Stock
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