The first red wine released by Simonsig in 1970 was a Pinotage, a cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsault first developed by Professor A.I. Perold in 1925. The aim of this Pinotage is to accentuate the raspberry fruitiness of the Pinotage grape. Our best Pinotage is grown on weathered shale soils which makes deliciously perfumed Pinotage.
This vivid Pinotage with a bright Persian red colour displays aromas of red cherries and blueberry compote on the nose - an explosion of fruit and perfume. The palate further unveils depth of fruit with layers of ripe strawberry and plum. This wine is concentrated, yet fresh and elegant with delicate tannins.
Enjoy with hearty pastas and sun-dried tomato stew. Alternatively, South African dishes that would benefit from this wine include game dishes such as ostrich steak, springbok or kudu casseroles, and of course a traditional South African Braai.
|Region||Stellenbosch, South Africa|