Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2014

Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2014

The wine has a bright straw colour that makes a distinctive presence of passion fruit, watermelon and guava. With a lively acidity it pronounces the fruit and coats the palate. An abundance of kiwi fruit with tropical nuances satisfies the palate. The Chenin Blanc 2014 is really a showstopper and is suited for any occasion.

Easy drinking style. Enjoy while youthful and still showing fermentation bouquet. Wine canalso be enjoyed with a seafood breyani, chicken breast with sautéd sliced mango, fruitystuffed quail or Mexican tacos.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Johan Malan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.73 % vol  rs : 4.6 g/l  pH : 3.42  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

 2014
2014 Veritas Wine Awards : Double Gold
2014 Mundis Vini Wine Competition : Gold
2013
2013 Veritas: Silver Medal
2012
2012 Veritas Awards : Gold Medal
2012 Wine Advocate : 90 Points
2012 Best Value Guide: 3½ stars
2012 Chenin Blanc Classic Top 10: 2½ stars
2012 John Platter Wine Guide: 3 stars
2012 SAA: 750ml: Premium Class
2012 SAA: 187ml: Economy Class
2011
2011 Veritas: Silver Medal
2011 Platter’s Guide: 3 stars
2011 Wine Magazine Best Value Awards : 3 Stars
2010
2010 Veritas: Gold Medal
2009
2009 Michelangelo Awards: Gold Medal
2009 John Platter : Superquaffer of the Year Award – most drinkable, best value-for-money wine of 2009
2008
2008 Veritas: Silver Medal

ageing : Early drinking style, at its best within two years from vintage dat

Simonsig Chenin Blanc was the first wine released by founder Frans Malan in 1968. This versatile varietal appeals with fresh fruit flavours and is reaching new levels of popularity worldwide.

in the vineyard : The 2014 vintage was quite a challenge. With the heat waves in February and winter’s rain in March it created a juggling match of when and what to pick. Not only was it nerve racking but tested our endurance starting on the 23rd of January and finishing 14th of April. Nevertheless the quality of the Chenin Blanc was outstanding with ripe luscious fruit and good acidities. At Simonsig we label 2014 as a super Chenin Blanc vintage. Watch this space.

about the harvest: Grapes are handpicked.

in the cellar : The grapes are crushed and some lots are given overnight skin contact. Juice is cold settled to brilliant clarity and inoculated with selected yeast strains well known for producing very fruity wines. Fermentation temperature is kept between 12 – 14°C to ensure a nice slow fermentation and optimal fruit flavour production.

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