Wine Simonsig, The SMV (Shiraz-Mourvedre-Viognier), 2014
The wine is bright red.
The wine has a juicy, rich taste, which are decorated with berry notes nuances of mocha and smoke, and velvety tannins and wood tones add sweetness prolonged aftertaste.
The wine has a delicious flavor, which notes of dark berries and ripe cherries in harmony with chocolate undertones.
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.
Wine "SMV" - a new, exciting blend introduced in line of wines "Simonsig" only in 2008, and consists of three varieties - spicy Shiraz that brings a taste of living and fragrant notes of Mourvèdre Viognier, saturating the wine with floral undertones.
2012 went down in history as the year with the lowest rainfall, since 1976, 33% below the average. Fortunately, Simonsig has sufficient water resources, which are used as an addition to the natural precipitation. Despite the drought, cool season contributed to the growth of berries with a good level of acidity. Each variety was collected and vinified 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.