Simonsig Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz 2011

Vibrant Ruby colour. An aromatic introduction to youthful fruits such as various red berries evokes the taste buds. Peeling through layers of primary fruit a subtle smokiness of fine wood integration completes the palate. Though youthful the tannins are well rounded and smooth ensuring this wine to be a super quaffer show stopper.

Pork belly with apple sauce, vegetable and beef stir fry on couscous, lamb shank on mash potato.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Shiraz
winemaker : Johan Malan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.7 % vol  rs : 4.9 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Soft  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2006
2009 Wine Magazine Best Value Award
2008 Wine Magazine Best Value Award

ageing :  Ready to drink now but could age for a further 3 to 4 years.

in the vineyard :  Vintage Description
2011 Vintage will go down in history as windy, very dry and hotter than normal. At Simonsig Estate the vintage was 33% more than last year, but it should be kept in mind that 2010 was smaller by 20%. The young vineyards such as the Shiraz accounted for the biggest increase in tonnage. The bigger crop of Shiraz caused a shortage of red wine fermentation capacity and the extra wait meant the Cabernets had longer hang time on the vines.

Background
A new blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz introduced into the Simonsig range in 2003.

about the harvest: On 18 March we started picking the Cabernet and finished during the first week of April. The Shiraz grapes were picked from the end of February to the beginning of March.

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