Simonsig Chenin Blanc - the easy going summer quaffer

Wednesday, 18 December, 2013
Nicole Walker
Simonsig Estate, thefamily owned landmark wine estate on the outskirts Stellenbosch, has released anew vintage of the fragrant Simonsig Chenin Blanc, the refreshing summer quaffer.
With a delightful new screw cap that's embodies the wine's playful, fruity nature, the eminently quaffable Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2012 is an essential summer fridge staple for many a wine lover. It is the ideal palate friendly wine when entertaining friends or to enjoy at an al fresco lunch. With a Chenin Blanc track record dating back to 1968, when Simonsig Estate's patriarch Frans Malan released his first wine, you can be sure that this latest vintage is another winner. 

"Chenin blanc was the first wine released by my father more than 40 years ago. Our idyllic terroir, northwest of Stellenbosch in the greater Simonsberg area imparts an intense aromatic fruitiness coupled with delicious intensity and complexity to this richly textured wine," says Simonsig cellarmaster Johan Malan. 

Revealing youthful, fresh tropical notes leading into an explosion of pears, guavas and sweet melon, the unwooded Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2012 is a must on hot summer days. Its cutting edge acidity captures the palate and leaves a lingering mouthfeel filled with tropical fruit pockets making it the ideal partner to fresh seafood as well as traditional breyani or even spicy Mexican tacos. 

The Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2012 is created in an easy, early drinking style and will reach its peak within two years of the vintage date. The wine retails from R38 per bottle and is available directly from the cellar or at leading wine outlets nationwide. 

For more information or direct cellar orders contact Simonsig Estate at Tel: +27.8884915 or visit