Wine Simonsig, "Frans Malan", 2008
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Reviews of purchase Simonsig, "Frans Malan", 2008
Wine of deep garnet color.
This wine, like the beautiful Persian carpet shows skillfully honed tannins, balanced with hints of oak, and is a well-known "Cape blend".
The sweet aroma of mulberry (Pinotage), shades of pencil shavings (Cabernet Sauvignon) and juicy notes of dark berries (Merlot) merge into an elegant fragrant bouquet.
Wine combined perfectly with mature fragrant cheeses, duck, steak, lamb and grilled meat.
The uniqueness of the wine "Frans Malan" lies in its blend consisting of grape varieties Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Wine, fully reflects the characteristics of the terroir of South Africa, was a resounding success, confirmed by four double gold and ten gold medals. Wine maintained for 14 months in barrels of French (42%) and American (58%) of white oak. Wine reaches its peak in 5-8 years after bottling.
Wine "Frans Malan", in 2008 won the gold medal at the "Veritas 2011". Vintage 2007 won the silver medal at the "Veritas 2009". Vintage 2006 was awarded a silver medal at the "Veritas" in 2009 and 2008, as well as 4 stars by guide Platter's. Vintage 2005 was awarded gold medals at the "Veritas" 2007 and 2008, a gold medal and the title of "Best in Category" in the "International Wine and Spirit Competition, 2008" Diamond prize for "Winemakers Choice Awards, 2008".
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. Ideal conditions - hot climate and cool sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean - perfect for growing grapes. 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.