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Tropical and stone fruit aromas evolving from passion fruit and melon to yellow fresh peach. A beautifully structured palate with lively acidity and freshness results in an exceptional summer wine. A true expression of Simonsig terroir.
Cellaring: To drink now
Food Pairing: Beetroot and citrus salad with goat’s cheese, steamed mussels with a garlic cream sauce, whole chicken on the fire with vegetables and, if all else fails, just on its own for pure enjoyment.
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Synonymous with South African wine, Simonsig is a quintessential wine estate in historic Stellenbosch. While the founders and producers the Malan family have a wide range of wines on their portfolio, it’s this Bordeaux-style blend that they regard as their flagship wine. Run by brothers Johan and Francois Malan, their late father Frans founded the estate back in 1964. As a reflection of the estate’s pedigree, Frans is credited with producing South Africas first sparkling Méthode Cap Classique in the style of Champagne, in 1971. The estate’s first Tiara was made in 1990 and proved to be an instant hit, continuing to win numerous awards throughout the vintages. This is a deliciously complex wine that can stand up to any Bordeaux in its class.