Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz grapes are used to make this strong red wine from South Africa, harvested entirely by hand at the peak of maturity. The grapes are promptly transported to the winery after harvesting. Fermentation takes place in a stainless-steel tank at controlled temperatures, and aged in French oak barriques for a few months.
Simonsig’s Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz is ideal for connoisseurs who prefer their wines to have as little residual sweetness as possible. It has a deep crimson color, and is filled with freshness and elegance. It’s a lively blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, which provides structure with aromas of black cherry and cassis, and Shiraz, which has raspberry, creamy strawberry, and a hint of sweet spice at the finish. Thanks to its vivid fruit acid, this Simonsig is extremely fresh and lively on the palate. It has a long finish, with the same berry notes.
Pair the Simonsig Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz is hearty foods, like meatballs, hamburgers, beef carpaccio, a meaty pizza, lamb ragout, or barbeque.
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.