Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

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R 6 449
Lot 699
Vergelegen; White; 2008; 9 (1 x 9); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 7 000 - 9 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 6 449

About this Item

White, 2008
9 (1 x 9) 750ml
With a history dating back over 300 years, Vergelegen has kept a simple winemaking philosophy this entire time, ‘there must be harmony between the old and the new’. Situated on the Schaapenberg in Somerset West, overlooking False Bay, Anglo America purchased the property in 1987 and have since invested extensively in the estate’s viticulture and historic core. Having produced fine, modern wines for two decades, Vergelegen is one of South Africa’s highest regarded, established producers. Andre Van Rensburg, previously with Stellenzicht, has been at the helm of this oldest of Stellenbosch wine concerns since 1998, with advice from none other than world-renowned oenologist Michel Rolland.
This Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend (67/33) comes from Schaapenberg’s south-west and the south-facing Korhaan vineyards and it earned a Gold Medal with scores of 94 and 95 from the 07 and 08 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show’s respectively. It was also the 2007 Platter’s Guide White Wine of the Year and Vergelegen was selected as the New-York based Wine Enthusiast’s 2005 New World Winery of the Year.

Critics Ratings

‘SA classic, usually Semillon-based; vintage dictated. 2008 is the first with more Sauvignon Blanc (52%) - finer-boned, livelier in youth; with Semillon and oak (50% new) enrichment merely rumbling undertones, promising greater expression. Modest 13% alc.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2010, 5*

Provenance

Private Client


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