Simonsig pioneered the first Chardonnay in South Africa and released our first vintage in 1978. More than 40 years of experience has given us the knowledge to combine the best terroir and most suitable Chardonnay clones to create classic, elegant wines. The deep red soils of Simonsig and the cool maritime climate of Stellenbosch is perfectly suited to fully express the nobility of Chardonnay.
The wine displays a beautiful starbright colour. An expressive bouquet of tropical fruit, white peach and a hint of citrus. Elegant in structure and wonderfully complex in taste. An appetizing wine that shows the charm of an unoaked Chardonnay.
Only top quality hand selected grapes are harvested at optimum ripeness according to their flavour profile. Juice is cold settled to brilliant clarity and inoculated with selected yeast strains, well known for producing very fruity wines. Fermentation temperature is kept below 15°C to ensure a nice slow fermentation and optimal fruit flavour production. No malolactic fermentation took place.
Ideal with fresh oysters, creamy seafood pasta and poached crayfish. Also works beautifully with citrus and goat’s cheese salad as well as grilled chicken. Delicious on its own for pure enjoyment.
|Region||Stellenbosch, South Africa|