Vergenoegd Runner Duck Red 2015 (6/case) (R89/BOTTLE)
Those of you that have visited Vergenoegd will of course have seen our 800 strong flock of Indian Runner Ducks that daily forage for snails in our vineyards and march past our Restaurant on their way back home. The wines in this range have been named in honour of these hardworking ducks, who contribute towards our aim to implement more environmentally friendly farming practices.
Careful selection and blending has created this juicy, easy-drinking wine. Despite it’s youthfulness, the selected cultivars, Touriga Naçional, Malbec and Cabernet franc ensure good structure and the wine is adequately filled out with loads of ripe fruit and soft tannins. The three components are harvested and vinified separately. After fermentation the wines are matured in used 300 liter French oak barrels for 12 months. The individual barrels are then carefully assessed, tasted and the blend is then created.
Suited to serve with beef (sirloin/rump steak) and poultry – especially duck.
If slightly chilled, it goes well with carpaccio or pasta with creamy sauces.
When serving, this red can be slightly chilled or even decanted to further soften the tannins.
Beautiful, lively with a deep ruby red.
Complex and full bodied, sweet ripe fruit with a hint of cedar. Licorice and spice compliments the white chocolate finish.
Complex and full bodied. Berries, plum and vanilla spice compliments the long tobacco leaf aftertaste.
Alcohol: 14 %
Acidity at bottling: 5.7 g/L
pH bottling: 3.62
Residual sugar: 1.9 g/L
Bottling date: 2013/11/29
Touriga Naçional 33%
Cabernet franc 28%
Tinta Barocca 14%