Simonsig Franciskaner 1998

This wine made from late harvested grapes has a deep yellow-gold colour. This intense flowery – raisin like aromas are supported by a unctuous full mouth feel with a crisp finish.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:
Well chilled on a summers day and with spicy food.


variety : Bukettraube | Bukettraube
winemaker : Johan Malan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 11.5 % vol  rs : 36 g/l  pH : 3.24  ta : 6.0 g/l  

ageing : Enjoy while it is young and fruity: 18 months from vintage.

in the cellar : STYLE OF WINE:
Natural Sweet Wine

BACKGROUND:
Franciskaner has been part of the Simonsig range since 1970 and in the early days, for many years, it was our most popular wine. The changing consumer trends obliged us to change the blend and packaging with the release of the1997 vintage.

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION:
It was a fairly dry winter with only 529mm of rain which is about 20% below average. The growing season started early and we expected a very early harvest. This was exacerbated by very hot conditions during harvest which resulted in high sugars. Due to these hot conditions we harvested very healthy grapes as there were no problems with viticultural diseases during the growing period.

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