Wine Simonsig, "Redhill" Pinotage, 2009
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Opaque dark colored wine with a lighter cherry rim.
Fruity taste of the wine, quite dense and durable, with fine-grained tannins that suggest great potential for aging. Light shade of wood, tantalizing hints of vanilla and spices and amazing depth calling again and again to experience the pleasure of taste.
Fragrant bouquet of the wine is filled with notes of mulberry, raspberry, licorice, vanilla and oak.
The wine goes well with tuna, grilled meat dishes with various spices - especially with fried simmered pork, fragrant ripe cheeses.
The first red wine, released in 1970 winery Simonsig was exactly Pinotage. Frans Malan became a pioneer in the use of small French oak barrels for aging Pinotage. Today, this variety occupies most of the vineyards planted on several farms, one of which is the famous vineyard Redhill - "Red Hill", which is characterized by red soils of slate. These great-drained soil with a unique ability to retain moisture are considered the best for growing grapes for red wine premium "Redhill" Pinotage. Harvested after two days of cold maceration was short but intense ferment in open-top fermenters, with manual punching cap every two to three hours for optimum fruit bouquet and color saturation. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged for 16 months in new oak barrels, of which 62% - the French, 38% - from American white oak. Wine storage potential is 6-8 years.
Additional ratings and awards:
"Redhill Pinotage", in 2009 won two gold medals at the "Veritas" and a silver at the "International Wine and Spirit Competition" in 2012.
"Redhill Pinotage", in 2008 won the gold medal at the "Veritas" in 2011, received the Diamond Award in the Winemakers' Choice Award and received a 4.5 star rating from Platter's Guide 2008.
"Redhill Pinotage", in 2007 won the gold medal at the "Veritas" in 2009 and silver at the "International Wine and Spirit Competition" in 2009, and marked the estimate of 4.5 points on a scale of two experts - "Wine Magazine June issue "and" Platters Guide ".
"Redhill Pinotage", in 2006 won the gold medal at the competition "Veritas" in 2009 and "Michelangelo International Wine Awards" in 2008, was the brilliant winner of the contest "Winemakers Choice Awards" in 2008, as well as estimates of observed 4.5 and 5 points on a scale of two experts - "Wine Magazine June issue" and "Platters Guide".
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. Ideal conditions - hot climate and cool sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean - perfect for growing grapes. 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.