Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Satin Nectar Rosé Demi Sec 2019, the perfect wine for savoury dishes and desserts…

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Satin Nectar Rosé Demi Sec 2019

50 years ago this year, the late Frans Malan created the first Cap Classique wine in the Cape in the style of Champagne, with a second fermentation in the bottle, a tradition carried forward by his sons, Johan as Cellarmaster and Francois as Vineyardist. The third generation of the family is now also involved in the management of the estate.

The Malans of Simonsig

Part of the Estate’s Kaapse Vonkel Cap Classique range, the Simonsig Satin Nectar Rosé Demi Sec, was made in the traditional Cap Classique style with a second fermentation in the bottle in which you buy it.

Charl Schoeman, Cap Classique specialist at Simonsig

All the grapes are handpicked in bins. The whole bunches are gently pressed in pneumatic presses to collect the purest juice, named cuvée. The juice is then fermented in stainless steel tanks at about 14-16°C with specially selected yeast strains to ensure optimum fruit and freshness in the wine. This Cap Classique is bottle fermented and aged on the lees for 15 months prior to disgorgement.

Riedel Tulip Shaped Cap Classique Glasses – CLICK HERE

Pour
From a Champagne shaped bottle in a shrink-wrapped, vibrant coat, and closed with natural cork and the wire muzzle to hold the cork in place. The livery is elegant and exciting, and worthy of the wine. In the glass, the wine is a bright golden straw in colour. A mass of the tiniest bubbles rushing to the surface form a crown around the edges. The aromas are of fresh Pink Lady apples, and pears, and are beautifully complimented by an array of ripe summer fruits on the nose. The palate is crisp from entry providing a lovely line of acidity running through to the long aftertaste. There is a beguiling undertow of fresh baked Brioche which supports the striking fruit, and the hazelnuts. Officially referred to as Demi-Sec [half dry] it is a great sipping wine. Also really good with food.

Ina Paarman’s Chicken Sosaties

Pair
The Simonsig Satin Nectar Rosé Demi Sec 2019 is as much as a fine sipping wine for any time of the day as it is a food wine. Perfect for celebrations. But a stunner for everyday drinking. Great Partner to Ina Paarman’s Chicken Sosaties, made up with apricots. Click HERE for Ina’s Recipe.

Ina Paarman in her Constantia Garden

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