Simonsig Wine Estate is founded, owned and managed by the Malan Family of Stellenbosch ( est 1953 ). The family played a crucial role in the shaping of the modern wine industry in South Africa, from the establishment of the Stellenbosch Wine Route and the Wine of Origin System to the creation of the Cap Classique Association and Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective. Through our decades of experience and knowledge of our soul we aim to continue to create the joy that our wines bring to people.
This is the flagship red wine of Simonsig and reflects the best quality the vintage has delivered. It was a challenging, early and very dry harvest. Water supplies had a great impact on the 2016 harvest, especially where vineyards were not buffered against the heat. However, the dry conditions led to very healthy grapes. Most other regions, especially the Swartland, produced significantly smaller crops, but at Simonsig we produced 2% more than 2015. All four varieties delivered good concentration of colour and fruit and we are very excited about the end product. Wood Maturation: Sixteen months in 100% French Oak, of which New Wood 92% and 2nd fill 8%.