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.
Sourced from north and north-westerly vineyards at Vergelegen, where the granite and shale soils dominate. Bright dark red. On the nose striking cassis underlined with cedar and a fresh ripe fruit character. On the palate the freshness carries through with a sprightly, lingering finish. Try pairing with a cottage pie.