Wine Simonsig, Chenin Avec Chene, 2008
Reviews of purchase Simonsig, Chenin Avec Chene, 2008
Wine bright golden color.
The taste of the wine is full, with spicy aromas of baked apple with caramel, dried apricots and peaches. Live acidity adds freshness and Shenena balances rich body of wine. Aftertaste with mineral notes.
Complex aroma of wine is made up of floral and honey notes combines perfectly with spicy hints of oak and cane sugar.
The wine is excellent as an aperitif, goes well with mature cheeses (Epuass, Camembert), dishes of poultry, pasta with mushrooms, seafood.
The vegetation period of 2008 was cool, resulting in the development of vines slightly delayed harvest in 2008 was collected later. Throughout the season fell sufficient rainfall. Due to heavy rainfall in February and mid-March, creates the risk of infection of grape gray mold, but fortunately, it was only affected some varieties. In the last weeks before the harvest was warm and dry weather, providing ideal conditions for the full maturation of late varieties like Syrah and Chenin Blanc. The harvest lasted from late February to mid-March. Fermentation was carried out in a specially imported French oak barrels in which the wine is then matured for 11 months. To preserve the fine fruity taste only 33% of the barrels used for aging were new and added guilt delicate spicy nuances. At an early stage to improve the flavor extracts used regularly battonazh.
Vintage "Chenin Avec Chene, 2008" won silver medals at international competitions "International Wine and Spirit Competition 2009" and "Veritas 2009".
Simonsig wine estate owner, located in the northwestern part of Stellenbosch, is family Malan. The estate noble grape varieties are cultivated and produced some of the best wines of South Africa. The estate is famous for its red and white wines, and sparkling wines, champagne-producing method. The vineyards of the estate are located at the foot of Simons and cover an area of over 300 hectares. The company is one of the largest private wine producers in South Africa. Each wine Simonsig - a reflection of the family tradition of high-quality wine.