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Simonsig: Cap Classique Kaapse Vonkel (Sparkling Wine) 2015

Elegant medium straw colour. Rich tones of granny smith apple, and citrus elevates and unites with the red berry flavours of its blending companions. Dancing pearls of fine mouse creates an ambiance of magical aromas. On the palate the refined acidity captures the aromas of secondary yeast flavours with a twist of berry and apple flavours. A top class sparkling wine that resembles elegance and finesse.

$28.00 $19.99

Year: 2015

Style of Wine
A delicate sophisticated Cap Classique with delicious flavour intensity.

Heritage
Frans Malan, the founder of Simonsig, was the first producer of Methode Champenoise in South Africa, when he pioneered Cap Classique in 1971.

Vintage Description
The 2015 vintage was quite a challenge. Heat waves in February and winter rains in March, created a juggling match of when to pick what. Not only was it nerve-wracking, but it tested our endurance starting on 23 January and finishing 14 April. Nevertheless, the quality of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir was outstanding.

Vinification
All the grapes were handpicked in bins. The whole bunches are gently pressed in pneumatic presses to collect the purest free running juices named cuvée. After settling for two days, the juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks at about 15-17°C with specially selected yeast strains. To add complexity to the wine, a portion of the Chardonnay is fermented in older French Oak barrels. No malolactic fermentation is done, to preserve the freshness of the wine.

Winemakers tasting notes
Elegant medium straw colour. Rich tones of granny smith apple, and citrus elevates and unites with the red berry flavours of its blending companions. Dancing pearls of fine mouse creates an ambiance of magical aromas. On the palate the refined acidity captures the aromas of secondary yeast flavours with a twist of berry and apple flavours. A top class sparkling wine that resembles elegance and finesse.

Cellaring potential
Kaapse Vonkel is ready to drink upon release. The 2015 vintage has all the attributes to gain in richness and complexity for 4 to 6 years.

Serving Suggestion
The versatile Kaapse Vonkel can be served with scrambled eggs in the morning, sushi for lunch, duck for dinner and an almond cake for dessert. Not to mention the obvious match with fresh oysters or pates and is all else fails, on its own as you companion.

Awards
KV 2012 : 2015 Platters Wine Guide : 4 Stars
2015 Veritas : Silver Medal
2015 MCC Amorim Cap Classique Challenge : Gold Medal
KV 2011 2015 Veritas Awards : Silver Medal
2015 IWSC : Silver Medal : Outstanding
2015 SAA : Premium Class
2014 Sommelier Wine Awards : Silver Medal
2014 John Platters Wine Guide : 4 Stars
KV 2010 2014 The Champaign & Sparkling Wine World Championships : Silver Medal
2014 MCC Amorim Cap Classique Challenge : Bronze medal
2013 Veritas : Gold Medal
2013 Wine-of- the-Month Club Winner
2013 John Platters Wine Guide : 4 Stars
2012 Veritas : Silver Medal