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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2009
Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2009
(search item no. 102709)
screw cap wine

Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $10.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright golden straw color with aromas of ripe pear and honey leaping out of the glass. Layers of complex fruit fill the pallet with a rich and crisp aftertaste. Perfect balance between fruit, acidity and sugar makes the wine very elegant and greatly enjoyable for any occasion.
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About Simonsig:

The Simonsig vineyard lies Northwest of Stellenbosch and is privately owned by the Malan family. It produces some of the finest red and white wines as well as a sparkling wine made by the Cap Classique Methode – the local Champenoise. The Stellenbosch region is recognized as the best wine producing area in South Africa and lies 45 kilometres east of Cape Town.

The first Malan who came to South Africa in 1688 was a French Huguenot. At the Cape of Good Hope, then under Dutch rule, he was given land to plant new vineyards. He subsequently settled near Stellenbosch which became famous for its quality wines. It is still known as the champion wine region of South Africa.

The Simonsig Estate vineyard stretches out over 211 hectares around the northern side of Stellenbosch at the foot of the Simons mountain. It is generally acknowledged as the largest private producer of estate wines in South Africa.

Simonsig produces numerous varieties such as Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinotage.