Vergelegen EstatePremium Chardonnay 2022Product code: 16013
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The Vergelegen Estate Premium Chardonnay is an exquisite South African wine renowned for its opulent complexity. With a buttery, well-rounded body, it presents an engaging bouquet of white peach, citrus and vanilla, imparted by meticulous fermentation in French oak barrels. On the palate, it unfurls a delicate harmony of zesty acidity, sumptuous fruitiness and subtle minerality. Its impressively long finish is charming and sophisticated. This Chardonnay is a perfect demonstration of meticulous hand-harvesting and expert winemaking. An ideal companion for seafood or poultry dishes, it is the epitome of elegance in a bottle.
The wine shows an attractive lemony yellowgreen colour with a complex nose of citrus, peach, tropical fruit and mineral tones. The palate is long and full with delicate wooding. Beautifully refined and elegant.
About the Winery
Nestled in the picturesque western cape of South Africa, Vergelegen Estate is a gem within the world of winemaking. A treasured national heritage, it is a name synonymous with renowned wine, sweeping landscapes, and a rich historical legacy. This remarkable wine haven demonstrates a seamless blend of a magnificent natural setting, top-class sophistication and profound historical narratives.
Vergelegen, meaning "situated far away", was established three centuries ago, in 1700. Over the years, it has evolved into one of the most lauded wine estates worldwide. With a 312-year-old Cape Dutch homestead and impressive collections of antiques and artworks curated over the centuries, visitors can be enchanted by its connection with a bygone era while immersing themselves in the superb wine-tasting experience.
The wines crafted at Vergelegen are a testament to the dedication, passion and skill of their makers. Intricately tied to the local terroir, these wines are reflective of the estate's deep-rooted respect for the land. The lush vineyards, stretched over 3,000 hectares, strive to produce the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay grapes which are then masterfully transformed into their emblematic wines.
The estate's restaurant, renowned as one of the leading dining destinations in South Africa, impresses with mouthwatering seasonal dishes. Their use of locally sourced ingredients is a testament to the Vergelegen philosophy, which values sustainability and revels in the beauty of its home province.
Other exceptional highlights of this distinguished estate include a library boasting volumes of rare books, the Camphor Forest a proclaimed provincial heritage site, and the gardens that contain 18 well-known and beautifully-maintained varieties. This all adds to a breathtakingly tranquil atmosphere, ideal for a leisurely afternoon visit.
Both the wine enthusiast and history buff alike will find Vergelegen Estate a richly rewarding experience. Rich in natural beauty, historical gravitas and distinctive viticultural offerings. This remarkable destination stands as a testament to South Africa's stunning landscape and vibrant wine-making traditions.