Grapes from the Chenin Blanc and Pinotage grape varietals are used to make the balanced Rosé from Simonsig. The grapes are transported to the press house immediately after harvest. Fermentation takes place in a stainless-steel tank at controlled temperatures, and continues to harmonize on delicate yeast for several more months.
A first-class rosé wine, it has a beautiful salmon pink color. The Chenin Blanc contributes aromas of fresh melon and stone fruit to the blend, while the Pinotage contributes a touch of red berries and watermelon as well as the structure. This well-balanced rosé wine has an extraordinarily light texture on the palate, strikingly fresh and vibrant. It has a good length in the aftertaste, with undertones of star fruit and Gallia melon.
The Simonsig Rosé is vibrant and approachable, and pairs well with a fresh salad with salmon, sushi or sashimi, or seafood pasta. It’s also brilliant with asparagus and quinoa salad, or a salmon and fennel omelet. Serve moderately chilled (11-13C).
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 5 to 7 days standing upright in the refrigerator.