Since 1700, Vergelegen (meaning “situated far away”) has been a historic estate in Somerset West, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Extending over 3000 hectares, from the banks of the Lourens River to the rock faces of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, Vergelegen is one of South’s Africa’s most prominent wineries. This is reflected by the fact its wines have earned more than 200 local and international awards since 1999.
Vergelegen’s unique and rich vineyard holdings allow awardwinning winemaker, André van Rensburg, to pursue his hunger for excellence, creativity and innovation. A self-proclaimed ‘perfectionist’, van Rensburg’s unwavering attention to detail and his passionate, longstanding team have ensured that Vergelegen’s winemaking philosophy of “harmony between the old and the new” has never faltered in the nineteen years that he’s been leading the winemaking efforts.
DNA is a Cabernet Franc dominant blend from the Vergelegen Estate. The grapes were selected from the estates Kopland and Rooiland vineyards. The Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend has berry fruit and chocolate notes and shows a serious tannin structure and intensity but has soft round features that linger on the palate. Enjoy with slow cooked beef dishes or pasta with a rich red sauce.