Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2009

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The fruit came from Vergelegen's own vineyards as well as selected cool-climate vineyards in Elgin and the Overberg. ...

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Sauvignon Blanc 2009 - Vergelegen : Sauvignon Blanc 2009 - Weißwein von VergelegenDer Weißweinschimmert grünlich im Glas und in die Nase ströme... Read more

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/08/2011

Sauvignon Blanc 2009 - Vergelegen : Sauvignon Blanc 2009 - Weißwein von VergelegenDer Weißweinschimmert grünlich im Glas und in die Nase strömen Aromen vonStachelbeeren, Feigen, grünen Erbsen, frischem Gras, schwarzem Trüffelund grünem Paprika. Am Gaumen präsentiert sich der Sauvignon Blanc 2009 von Vergelegen voll und sehr delikat. Er wird von einem lang anhaltenden Finale gekrönt.Besondersist der Wein zu asiatischen Geflügelgerichten, vegetarischer Lasagne,Pasta mit Saucen auf Olivenöl-Basis und zu Frischkäse zu empfehlen.Weingut: VergelegenLand: SüdafrikaRegion: StellenboschRebsorte: 97% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% Semillon Inhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,5 g/lRestsüße: 3,0 g/lLagerfähgikeit: 2-4 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 6-8°C Stellenbosch


Winemaker's Notes:

The fruit came from Vergelegen's own vineyards as well as selected cool-climate vineyards in Elgin and the Overberg. The Vergelegen vines are on south and south-west-facing slopes 200-230m above sea level. The soils are granites or clay-based Clovelly. The grapes were picked as soon as the desired flavours were showing at optimum. There was no skin contact and most of the grapes were pressed in the new Bucher Inertys Press that reduces oxygen uptake, resulting in fresher, fruitier wines. The juice was settled at low temperatures for 48 hrs and then inoculated with Sauvignon Blanc specific yeasts. Fermentation occurred at higher temperatures than is the norm in South Africa, resulting in distinctively fuller, bigger, more intensely flavoured wines. Light straw colour, abundance of tropical flavours, very elegant with long aftertaste.

The fruit came from Vergelegen's own vineyards as well as selected cool-climate vineyards in Elgin and the Overberg. The Vergelegen vines are on south and south-west-facing slopes 200-230m above sea level. The soils are granites or clay-based Clovelly. The grapes were picked as soon as the desired flavours were showing at optimum. There was no skin contact and most of the grapes were pressed in the new Bucher Inertys Press that reduces oxygen uptake, resulting in fresher, fruitier wines. The juice was settled at low temperatures for 48 hrs and then inoculated with Sauvignon Blanc specific yeasts. Fermentation occurred at higher temperatures than is the norm in South Africa, resulting in distinctively fuller, bigger, more intensely flavoured wines. Light straw colour, abundance of tropical flavours, very elegant with long aftertaste.

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