Other recent vintages:  2019   2019   2017   2014  

Each component of this blend carries different varietal characteristics and reflects slight soil differences between different vineyards on the estate. It is a true reflection of Simonsberg terroir. The wine elicits the aromas and tastes of fresh black currant, and plum with a touch of mint. Oak plays a well-integrated supporting role.

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  • South Africa    Paarl    Simonsberg-Paarl
  • 58%
    Cabernet Sauvignon
      24%
    Merlot
      11%
    Cabernet Franc
      7%
    Petit Verdot
     
  • Alcohol
      14.0%
  • Certified sustainable
  • Oak
      18 months in 20% new French oak
  • Organic in conversion
  • Production
      44 x 225 liter barrels
  • Residual sugar
      3.2 g/l
  • Soil
      Granite and clay
  • Vineyard aspect
      Northeast and northwest
  • Vineyard elevation
      170-350m
  • Award
      4 Stars, Platter's South African Wine Guide
  • Award
      91+ points, Wine Advocate
  • Award
      Silver Medal, Veritas Awards

From hand-sorting at harvest, each component of this blend begins its fermentation in tank and completes it in 225l French oak barrels. Only the lowest press fractions are used for blending, resulting in a wine composed almost entirely of free-run juice.