Sparkling wine Simonsig, "Cuvee Royale", Blanc De Blancs Chardonnay, 2005
Delicious wine of straw yellow color with fine bubbles rising to the surface as a string of pearls.
Refreshing taste of wine, light and delicate, lively and uplifting.
Wonderful aroma of the wine is filled with tones of toasted bread rolls, freshly baked bread and roasted almonds, delicate floral notes, hints of lime and citrus.
The wine is perfect as an accompaniment to fish dishes, shellfish, eggs and artichokes, succulent oysters, fresh desserts, such as fruit salad and sorbet, or as a standalone drink.
Patriarch winery Simonsig - Frans Malan created his first wine Champenoise method in 1971. For many years he was the only winemaker in South Africa, creating exquisite sparkling wines of the finest and most delicate Chardonnay Cuvee, gradually reaching the highest quality level "Cap Classique".
For the manufacture of "Cuvee Royale" is used only the first juice, the most delicate pressing. The primary fermentation is carried out partly in old French oak barrels (38%) and in tanks (62%) to add richness and complexity of taste Chardonnay. Sugar and yeast are added special before undergoing a slow secondary fermentation in the bottle. Yeast magically transform sugar into billions of bubbles. The wine matures on the lees for a long 5 years. During this time, developing very thin, complex aromatic bouquet. Disgorging in small doses gives the wine a delicate fruitiness and finesse. After a five-year long-term exposure, "Cuvee Royale" reaches optimum maturity for the enjoyment of its taste. Also, the wine is capable of long-term storage, during which it will develop a greater depth of flavor and complexity.
Simonsig wine estate owner, located in the northwestern part of Stellenbosch, is family Malan. The estate noble grape varieties are cultivated and produced some of the best wines of South Africa. The estate is famous for its red and white wines, and sparkling wines, champagne-producing method. The vineyards of the estate are located at the foot of Simons and cover an area of over 300 hectares. The company is one of the largest private wine producers in South Africa. Each wine Simonsig - a reflection of the family tradition of high-quality wine.