Simonsig has been producing Cabernet Sauvignon since 1976 and achieved early success when the 1977 vintage won the General Smuts trophy after being judged as the Champion Wine of South Africa. Simonsig replanted and expanded its planting of Cabernet Sauvignon over the last decade and it now has mature vineyards planted with the best clones available in South Africa. These shy bearing vineyards are planted on deep red weathered granite and shale soils with high moisture holding capacity. This minimises the need for irrigation and gives great concentration of flavour. Our terroir in Stellenbosch has proved over many years to be the best area in SA to grow the finest quality red wines.
The wine displays a dense opaque colour. A beautiful expression of ripe black berry fruit with hints of violets. With aeration, the aromas evolve and notes of blueberry coats the nose with perfume aromas of dried fynbos and traces of aniseed. The tannins are well integrated. On the finish the tannins create a dryness, while the Cabernet Sauvignon fruit expose a sweetness that lingers on the palate.
Braised short rib with turnips and carrot puree. Deboned Lamb rib with burned cauliflower and jus. Flavourful and heartier pastas.
|Stellenbosch, South Africa