bold & opulent
+49 (0)6033 9769 120 Mo - Fr, 8:00 - 15:00
from 120 € (Germany)
100% SECURE Shopping
bold & opulent
Ripe plum colour with a ruby rim. The nose shows ripe fruit flavours, spice and a touch of chocolate. The ripeness of the fruit is balanced by fresh fruit acid and soft wood/fruit tannins. The aftertaste is long and lasting.
All the grapes came from Vergelegen’s vineyards: Kopland, Stonepine, Korhaan and Rooiland. Although most of the Merlot was planted on north and north-west facing slopes, the Korhaan and Lower Schaapenberg vineyards are on cooler sea-facing aspects. Two clones were used: a French Bordeaux and an Italian clone. The vineyards are all dry-land, but are carefully monitored to avoid stress.
Vinification: The fruit was picked at peak physiological ripeness to avoid the necessity of adding acid and prevent the extraction of hard tannins. Fermentation took place at 28°C and lasted seven days. The wine was then left to macerate for two weeks before being run off into barrels for malolactic fermentation. It was racked four times to encourage tannin evolution and then matured for twenty months in small French oak barrels, only 50% of which were new.
Expertise | Vergelegen Merlot Reserve 2014
- 14,5 %
- Closure Type
- 0,75 L bottles
- goes well with
- Enjoy with most winter meals, fillet, stew and pasta dishes.
- package size
recommended to decant (1 hour in advance), barrique style (16 months), stock 7 - 10 years from vintage
Distributor: Wein Service Bonn GmbH, 53227 Bonn, Deutschland | Allergens: contains egg, contains sulphites | Description/Ingredients: alcoholic beverage (red wine)