Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Style of Wine: Blended, soft fruity red.
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 66%, Shiraz 34%
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz introduced into the Simonsig range in 2003.
The 2019 vintage was really challenging, due to the prolonged drought which was accompanied by water restrictions, and which some believe to be the worst in 100 years. The expertise of the vineyard team and cellar were definitely put to the test by the warm and dry climatic conditions. We adapted our practices both in the vineyard and the cellar, to decrease the effect of water shortages. The dry weather throughout the season did have its advantages, as vines were healthy, with little or no pests or diseases being recorded in most regions. The dry, warm weather resulted in smaller berries with great intensity. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz harvest did not disappoint, delivering wines with an abundance of fruit and beautiful balance.
The wine is made in a modern style, being fruit forward and providing a lot of freshness, while still being elegant. It is an energetic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, which gives you structure with aromas of black cherry and cassis, and Shiraz that offers top notes of raspberry, creamy strawberry and a hint of sweet spice on the end.
Ready to drink now, but could age for a further 3 to 4 years.
Napolitano pasta, meat lover’s Pizza, Beef Carpaccio, decadent hamburger and definitely a festive barbeque.
Alcohol: 13, 48% by volume
Residual Sugar: 3.6 g/l
Total Acidity: 5.3 g/l