25 August 2008

Simonsig's Brut Rosé renamed Kaapse Vonkel Rosé

Simonsig's popular Pinotage based Brut Rosé methode champenoise sparkler is changing its name.

In future it will be Kaapse Vonkel Rosé, bringing it into line with their famous white Kaapse Vonkel .

Kaapse Vonkel means Cape Sparkle and Kaapse Vonkel was the first methode champenoise wine to be made in South Africa.

2008 vintage is the 40th anniversary of Simonsig wines and it is looking good.

"Our Pinotage yields were higher, with all the different vineyards producing top-notch wines which already flaunt more elegance and finesse than their predecessors," says Cellarmaster Johan Malan .


  1. "ooooh kaaapse vonkelllll.....diiee vonkeellll van diee kaaaaap"

    a song i made up in the early hours of the morning after one two many bottles of Kaapse Vonkel! one of my favourites and great estate.

    i wonder how much the change of name will add to the success of the Rose...will be interesting to track.

  2. Andrew Bailey19:32

    Sure, Simonsig does make a good rosé sparkle but i must say that the Krone Brut Rosé from Twe Jonge Gezellen Estate is our top bubbly as far as the South African MCCs are concerned..

    Their Rosé has the most beautiful colour and all the characteristics of a French champagne… Is it perhaps because they mature it longer on the lees? The vintage I tasted last week (and ended up buying a case) was the 2001 vintage. Really great quality and comes at a great price!