26 July 2007

Simonsig’s Boldest Harvest

I always enjoy opening Simonsig’s colourful newsletter when it pops through my letterbox, and in the latest issue Cellar Master Johan Malan writes of the 2007 vintage:

The 2007 harvest dawned on Simonsig with no forewarning. The early summer prelude to the 2007 vintage was perfectly cool up to mid January when temperatures rose dramatically and Mother nature prematurely gave birth to the fruit of yet another years’ labour – heralding the earliest start in the history of the estate.

It was the boldest harvest for Pinotage yet with all the different vineyards producing top-notch concentrated red wines with velvety smooth rip tannins. The berry intensity of this variety holds good promise for another sell out vintage of the Simonsig Brut Rose, out alluring Cap Classique blend of Pinotage, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier launched in 2006.”

And heartiest congratulations to Simonsig winemakers Van Zyl du Toit and Debbie Burden (pictured right) whose engagement the newsletter announces.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Peter,

    Sorry I haven't been around for a bit - we are still dealing with the floods here. I can see I have a lot of reading to catch up on!

    We are fine but chatting to one chap whilst getting water at the bowser yesterday (conveniently placed at our local pub) I asked him how he was coping and he said "Dreadful. The vintage port is bobbing around in the cellar."

    Hope all is well in your part of the world!