It is relatively sheltered from the prevailing breezes coming off False Bay and therefore enjoys a slightly warmer but still predominantly maritime climate. The two units are planted on Hutton and Glenrosa soils and are both well drained and slightly limiting on vigour, but still offer a good buffer capacity supporting the vines in adverse climatic conditions. This combination of soil, climate and site ensures full ripening of the fruit without excessively high sugar levels.This vintage can be enjoyed up to 2022, but will reach its best drinking potential towards the end of 2018 and with optimum cellaring only peak towards the end of 2019.
Awarded 95 points by Tim Atkin, UK Wine Critic – “Made as a varietal Cabernet Sauvignon since 2008, this is the top red at Vergelegen and demonstrates André van Rensburg’s mastery of the variety. The wine was bottled on 23 October 2013 and total production amounted to 13 500 bottles. Released September 2016.
Personal Food pairing:
Enjoy with Karoo lamb rack, beef stews and Cabernet-Braised Venison Cheeks.