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PINOTAGE SIMONSVLEI 'Premier Selection'

Vintage 2019
  •  PINOTAGE SIMONSVLEI 'Premier Selection'

Pinotage

Suider Paarl, South Africa, South-Africa South-Africa

FREE delivery in Stratford upon Avon and local area. Min order 6 x 75cl bottles

Simonsvlei’s name originates from the South African wine industry’s founder, Simon van der Stel, and the surrounding wetland landscape, the “vlei”. Founded in 1945, the teamhave pioneered viticultural and winemaking practices as well as promoting the industry as a whole. From the cellar, you can see the stunning Paarl Mountain – the second largest granite outcrop in the world. A Mediterranean climate of cold, wet winters and hot, dry summers produces grapes of intense flavour and high sugar levels. Simonsvlei employ 36 farms and have over 1,000 hectares under vine. All the vineyards are trained as “bush” vines, which are not irrigated. They are planted on the warmer north and north-westerly slopes with basic canopy and crop management implemented.
Winemaking Techniques
Harvested mid-February -– early March. The grapes are fermented on their skins for 7 – 12 days after which the skins are pressed and the wine is inoculated with malolactic bacteria to initiate a secondary fermentation. On completion of malolactic fermentation, the wine is matured in French oak for 6 – 8 months before being cold-stabilised and filtered.
Tasting Note
Dominant soft red fruit aromas with bramble characters. The palate sees flavours of rich black fruit, bramble and ripe blackberry with undertones of coffee and green stalk. Supple, smooth and velvety in texture. Gorgeous smoky tones on an incredibly well-balanced finish.
Food Pairings
The perfect accompaniment to savoury dishes and game. Amazing with venison.

ABV 14% by volume 75cl glass bottle with a screw top TAX content £3.55 that's 45.22%

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