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Simonsig Pinotage 2018


This Pinotage has a vibrant crimson color. A wonderful dark berry perfume with subtle notes of licorice and sweet spice fills the glass. On the palate you pick up raspberry, black cherry and strawberry compote. A zippy acidity and soft, well-rounded tannins make sure that this is a very quaffable wine. 

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The winery's best Pinotage is grown on weathered shale soils which makes deliciously-perfumed Pinotage. 9% of the blend spends 12 months in second and third fill French oak. Enjoy this wine four to eight years from vintage date. As this varietal has good ageing potential, this wine can last much longer and reward your patience richly. 

Interesting Fact

The first red wine released by Simonsig in 1970 was a Pinotage - a “viticultural cross” of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut, created in 1924 at Stellenbosch University. The aim of this Pinotage is to accentuate the ripe plum and raspberry fruitiness of the Pinotage grape.

Serving Hints
Enjoy with hearty pasta dishes, sundried tomato stew and game dishes.

Producer: Simonsig Estate
Region: Stellenbosch
Country: South Africa
Wine Composition: 100% Pinotage
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Residual Sugar: 2.0 G/L 
Acidity: 5.1 G/L
pH: 3.59

Press Highlights

2012: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate #215, Oct. 2014
2009: 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast May 2013
2007: Wine Enthusiast, Nov. 2010
2007: Wine Spectator, June 2010
2005: Wine Enthusiast, Mar. 2010
2004: Wine Spectator, Sept. 2008
2003: Wine Spectator, Mar. 2007

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