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SIMONSIG
Chenin Blanc 2020
100% Chenin Blanc

RSD 1,200

AWARDS

Double Gold Medal - San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition, 2019 (for 2018 Vintage)

Gold Medal - Mundus Vini 2019 (for 2019 Vintage)

Bronze Medal - IWSC 2019 (for 2018 Vintage)

WINEMAKING

​Grapes are handpicked, crushed and some lots are given overnight skin contact. Juice is cold settled to brilliant clarity and inoculated with selected yeast strains, well known for producing very fruity wines. Fermentation temperature is kept between 12-14°C to ensure a nice slow fermentation and optimal fruit flavour production. No oak treatment in this wine. 

TASTING NOTES

The wine displays a bright straw colour with a green tinge. An expressive nose of tropical and stone fruits make for a grand entrance. Layers of tropical fruits on the palate with bursts of pear, melon and passion fruit. A delicate touch of lemon is beautifully complimented by refreshing acidity. The Chenin blanc 2020 is a true expression of Simonsig terroir. Beetroot and citrus salad with goat’s cheese, steamed mussels with a garlic cream sauce, whole chicken on the fire with root vegetables and, if all else fails, just on its own for pure enjoyment. Serve between 10-12°C.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Alcohol: %13.57

Total Acidity: 5.70 g/l

Residual sugar: 3.50 g/l

pH: 3.29

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SIMONSIG

Redhill Pinotage 2017

100% Pinotage

RSD 3,595

AWARDS

ABSA Top 10 Pinotage 2019 (for 2017 Vintage)

93 Points - Tim Atkin MW,  (for 2017 Vintage)

Gold Medal - Mundus Vini 2018 Summer Tasting (for 2016 Vintage)

 

VINEYARDS

​Redhill Pinotage is made from a vineyard grown on the famous Redhills of Simonsig Estate. The red soil originates from decomposed weathered shale and is regarded to be the best soil for growing premium red wine. This is due to the excellent moisture retention capacity and good drainage.

WINEMAKING

Crushing and destemming to two open top fermenters. Fermentation temperature peaked at 28°C. Pressed after 6 days on the skins, alcoholic fermentation finished in the tank. Malolactic fermentation occurred in tank. Wine received 4 rackings before bottling. 15 months oaking. 79% French Oak, 21% American White Oak. 80% New Oak 20% Second Fill.

TASTING NOTES

The wine displays an inky black centre with a bright rim. Attractive black berry and bramble flavours with a tobacco, spice twist. Vivacious layers of dark fruit and cedar oak paints the palate. This beautifully crafted Pinotage with its full body and lush textures, represents a multifaceted wine. The tight knitted tannins express the lingering notes of supple fruit.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Alcohol: %15.1

Total Acidity: 6.00 g/l

pH: 3.55

Residual sugar: 3.10