Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2011

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"forms the perfect introduction to South African Chenin at a bargain basement price. It has a crisp nose of fresh Nashi pear and chalk dust. The palate is nicely balanced with tangerine and apricot tinged fruit that leads to a delicate finish with well-judged acidity and hints of peach on the finish. This is straight to the points, no frills, delicious Chenin...90" WA 12/12

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Simonsig Estate upholds the legendary status of pioneering wine excellence shaped by the Malan dynasty’s devotion to quality and innovative winemaking. Named after its dramatic views of the Simonsberg Mountain, the estate is ideally situated in Stellenbosch, South Africa’s premier wine region, 45 km east of Cape Town. Here the cool maritime Mediterranean climate and quintessentia... Read more
Simonsig Estate upholds the legendary status of pioneering wine excellence shaped by the Malan dynasty’s devotion to quality and innovative winemaking. Named after its dramatic views of the Simonsberg Mountain, the estate is ideally situated in Stellenbosch, South Africa’s premier wine region, 45 km east of Cape Town. Here the cool maritime Mediterranean climate and quintessential terroir flawlessly intertwine to create world class wines. Since French Huguenot Jacques Malan first set foot in the Cape Winelands in 1688, the knowledge imparted over more than ten generations has equipped the Malan family to excel as one of the leading private producers of estate wines in South Africa. The late Frans Malan, beloved patriarch of the Malan Family and pioneer of the South African wine industry, was not only a craftsman of superior wines, but introduced numerous Simonsig ‘firsts’ leaving an indelible legacy in the Cape Winelands. From humble beginnings on the De Hoop farm in 1953 and inspired by Frans Malan’s foresight and quest for unsurpassed quality, Simonsig has grown into a successful family business with a proud heritage. His groundbreaking innovations include South Africa’s first Méthode Cap Classique, Kaapse Vonkel more than 30 years ago – bottle fermented sparkling wine made in the style of French champagne – as well as the first South African Rhine Riesling and wooded whites. Frans Malan was also one of the three founders of the famous Stellenbosch Wine Route, the first of its kind in Africa, introducing local cellars to wine lovers and tourists from all over the world since 1971. Read less
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External Reviews for Simonsig Chenin Blanc

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Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

Vibrant yellow with a green tinge. Beautiful expression of ripe pears and apricot with hints of kiwi fruit and pineapple. A well balanced wine with excellent structure and dimensions. This full bodied Chenin blanc with its refined natural acidity represents elegance and finesse with a lingering freshness, making the 2010 Chenin blanc a perfect wine for any occasion. - Winery


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
08/25/2011

Chenin Blanc 2011 - Simonsig: Chenin Blanc 2011 - Weißwein von Simonsig Dieser gehaltvolle Chenin Blanc ist der weiße Paradewein von Simonsig. Er duftet intensiv nach reifen Aprikosen, exotischen Lychee und einem Hauch Honig. Im Mund wirkt er schmelzig und ist mit feinen mineralischen Noten unterlegt zusammen mit süsslichen Komponenten. Ein Ausnahme-Chenin Blanc aus Stellenbosch der zur asiatischen Küche mit scharfem Curry und gebratenen Ananas passt!Daten zu Simonsig Chenin Blanc:Weingut: SimonsigLand: SüdafrikaRegion: StellenboschRebsorten: Chenin BlancInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,50 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,20 g/lRestsüße: 6,80 g/Lagerfähigkeit: Jung zu trinkenAuszeichnungen des Simonsig Chenin Blanc:"Best Value Chenin Blanc" - John Platter86/100 Punkten - Wine Spectator Stellenbosch



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"forms the perfect introduction to South African Chenin at a bargain basement price. It has a crisp nose of fresh Nashi pear and chalk dust. The palate is nicely balanced with tangerine and apricot tinged fruit that leads to a delicate finish with well-judged acidity and hints of peach on the finish. This is straight to the points, no frills, delicious Chenin...90" WA 12/12

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