31 July 2019

WoTM - Simonsig 2016

There weren't many opportunities to enjoy Pinotage in July as a large chunk of it was spent in Ukraine and Wales, but our hotel at the end of the month in Criccieth, Wales had a selection of Simonsig wines, and so after an aperitif of Kaapse Vonkel 2013 MCC (lovely matured sparkling wine) we had my Wine of The Month Simonsig Pinotage 2016.

I'd always thought Simonsig's white label Pinotage was unwooded, but the fact sheet for this vintage of the wine says that  36% of the wine was matured on French oak staves.

It was delightfully fresh, offering bold fruit flavours with  gentle tannins on the finish to make another glass a necessity.

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