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Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2018


Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2018

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Vergelegen's Reserve Range comprises Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and DNA (four red wines) and Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Semillon (three white wines), with all grapes being Estate grown and meticulously crafted vintage on vintage.

With its complex nose of citrus, white peach, pineapple, spice, citrus blossoms, apricot and buttered toast aromas, Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2018 is always a delight for the senses.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: white wine
Vintage: 2018 Other vintages
2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014
Appellation:Stellenbosch (Western Cape, South Africa)
Winery: Vergelegen
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Chardonnay
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14.5%
Tim Atkin Score: 92

Description of Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2018

Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2018 (Chardonnay)


  • View: Attractive lemony yellow-green colour.
  • Nose: Complex nose of citrus, white peach, pineapple, spice, citrus blossoms, apricot and buttered toast aromas.
  • Mouth: The taste is long and elegant with a lively minerality.

APPELLATION: Stellenbosch

VINEYARD: Vergelegen. The grapes are all Estate grown and selected from three vineyards - Rooiland 12 & 13 and the super vineyard Lower Schaapenberg.

GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay

AGEING: The young wine was left on the gross lees for 10 months with regular battonage, then stabilised and bottled on 19 January 2018.

PREPARATION: Grapes were whole-bunch pressed with no skin contact. The juice, with some clarification, was racked into 35% new French oak barrels (Francois Frère, Dargaud & Jaegle) and 50% second-fill and third-fill barrels for alcoholic fermentation. The spontaneous onset of fermentation was allowed for and after 7 days the barrels were inoculated with a pure culture yeast strain. Fermentation took approximately 15 days to complete - once the sugar was fermented, all 43 barrels were topped up. Only one-third of the barrels were allowed to complete malolactic fermentation to retain optimum acidity/freshness.


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Reviews of Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2018


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4 /5

På näsan kan man se vita frukter. Jag gillade smaken av björnbär hos denna Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay.
På Stellenbosch finns inget bättre.
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4 /5

Tem uma cor amarelo carregado. Notas claras de jasmim.Este Stellenbosch Gosto deo que devia saber, a uva.
Foi acompanhado por arroz de frango.
A primeira vez que o bebi foi com gente da Vergelegen.
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4 /5

Vi drakk den mellom forretten og hovedretten. Jeg prøvde den med min søster.
Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay er klar gul i fargen med lyse refleksjoner. Duft av hvite blomster : Jasmine , liljer .... Veldig frisk smak.
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Reviews of other vintages of Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2018020141


- The wine shows an attractive lemony yellow-green colour with a complex nose of citrus/orange blossom, white peach, pineapple, apricot and hints of hot buttered toast.
- The taste is long and elegant with a lively minerality.
- Serve at 12 degrees Centigrade with crab, fresh trout, smoked salmon, crayfish or lobster.
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