Wine Simonsig, The SMV (Shiraz-Mourvedre-Viognier), 2010
Wine bright red.
Wine with a silky texture and smooth tannins has a complex multi-faceted taste, in which a large variety of fruit tones in harmony with the nuances of spices and wood gradually becomes a pleasant lingering aftertaste.
In an interesting bouquet of wine juicy flavors of black fruit, dominated by ripe cherry resonate with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate, mocha, and wood.
Wine will be a great tandem with mushroom risotto, vegetable stew, chicken, beef in sauce, lamb, goulash, steak and other dishes of red and white meat.
Due to pests and damage fungal diseases of grapes in 2010 was marked by lower yields than in previous years. Uniform ripening of the grapes was interrupted by the heat, which was established in late February and continued through the first week of March. During this time, the level of sugar in the berries had rise significantly, so the harvest was carried out at an accelerated pace. Each variety was collected and vinifitsirovalsyaya separately. After removal of a small amount of juice (for higher concentrations of the wort), the fermented grapes at a sufficiently high temperature to 28 ° C, which helped to remove the desired taste and flavor. After maceration on the skins, berries have been pressing to complete dryness. Fermentation and aging took place in Shiraz top-notch French oak barrels. Part juice Mourvèdre also been merged to obtain a better color and more intense taste of the future wine. After fermentation on the skins at a temperature of about 27 ° C with daily pumping three times a day, the wort is aged in barrels for several months. Viognier grapes also passed fermentation and aging in French oak barrels.
Storage capacity of wine is 5 years. First vintage "SMV", produced in 2008, won a double gold medal in the "Veritas 2010".
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.