Blend: 55% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir, 3% Pinot Meunier
Frans Malan, the founder of Simonsig, was the first producer of Méthode Champenoise in dating back to 1971. Kaapse Vonkel became the first Cap Classique to use all three of the classic grape varieties used in Champagne when Pinot Meunier was introduced in 1997. Similar to Pinot noir it is a red grape variety with delicious aromatic fruit flavours and blossoms early in the evolution of the wine. The nose shows delicate floral aromas with hints of ripe yellow apples and citrus freshness. The yeasty bouquet follows through to the unmistakable character of freshly baked bread on the palate. The mousse is refined with a gentle, creamy texture which enhances the exquisite roasted almond nuttiness. This Kaapse Vonkel has beautiful finesse and the elegant finish lingers well, leaving the taste buds calling for more.