Simonsig: Cultivar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2013

With a Persian red colour and youthful aromatics of maraschino cherries and fynbos. Fine grained tannins boosts the sweet fruit flavours into a lingering youthful finish.

$17.50

Year: 2014

Style of Wine
Fruity red blend

Heritage
The Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot was released in 1998 as an easy drinking Bordeaux style blend. In keeping with modern trends and embracing the art of living, this wine boasts a contemporary new look and is sealed with a screw cap to eliminate cork taint and capture all the quality straight from the vineyard.

Vintage Description
The winter of 2013 was wet and cold. The cooler conditions extended in to early part of summer, but December was the hottest in 47 years of recorded history in Stellenbosch. The dry conditions of the summer changed on 9 and 10 February when we had a down pour of 44mm. On Friday 8 March 2013 there were more showers but the conditions dried off rather quickly due to high temperatures and howling south Easter. Our initial fears of some dilution in the late season reds soon disappeared when the reds completed fermentation. The 2013 vintage delivered wines with beautiful dark colours, soft and mature tannins with delicious ripe concentrated fruit flavours.

Wine Description
With a Persian red colour and youthful aromatics of maraschino cherries and fynbos. Fine grained tannins boosts the sweet fruit flavours into a lingering youthful finish.

Cellaring Potential
Ready to drink now but could age for two to three years.

Serving Suggestions
Meat Lover’s pizza, spaghetti bolognaise, gourmet beef burger or even with Dark chocolate as a treat.

AWARDS
2012: 2015 Platters Guide: 2 ½ stars
2011: 2014 Platters Guide: 2 ½ stars