Simonsig Wine Estate is a winery in the Stellenbosch region of the Western Cape, South Africa. It makes a variety of wines from traditional South African types such as Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, and Pinotage, but it is most known for producing South Africa’s first sparkling Méthode Cap Classique in the style of Champagne in 1971.
A Bordeaux-style red blend, this drink is made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes from South Africa. The Simonsig Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot is a wine with a dark ruby red color. On the nose, there are notes of mulberry and blackberries, and lively black currant aromas. Black cherry and dark chocolate flavors, silky tannins, and a lightly peppery finish on the palate. The soft layered tannins blend with subtle fynbos and spice notes, ensuring easy drinkability.
Pair the Simonsig Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot with meat lover’s pizza, spaghetti Bolognese, a gourmet beef burger, roast lamb, or dark chocolate for a special treat.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.