Simonsig Gewürztraminer back in vogue

Monday, 17 June, 2013
Simonsig is back in vogue with their Gewürztraminer as more and more top dining establishments are jumping on board the current sweet wine dominated, world wide trend this season.
Simonsig Gewürztraminer 2012, enjoyed as a sundowner or fireside tipple or served as a dessert wine at dinner parties, is a versatile naturally sweet wine with a gentle palate and an elegant freshness.

This star-bright, pale golden straw coloured wine is ideal as a soul warmer on its own and beautiful when introduced to friends over rich and spicy winter dishes such as Green Thai curries and Kashmiri curries. Lighter dishes such as smoked salmon or smoked cheeses also complement the Gewürztraminer 2012 exceptionally well.

Simonsig was the first wine farm to plant Gewürztraminer on South African soil in 1973. This grape variety is notoriously difficult to grow, with small bunches and extremely low yields, which explains why there are only 122 hectares of Gewürztraminer vines in South Africa.

Simonsig Gewürztraminer has an excellent track record as a delicious, well balanced wine enriched by the complex flavours of full sweet late harvest grapes. The 2012 vintage can be enjoyed while youthful and fresh but also promises excellent ageing potential.

The Simonsig Gewürztraminer 2012 is available at chosen wine outlets country wide and sells for R65 at the cellar door.

For more information or wine orders contact Simonsig Estate at Tel: (+27)21 888 4915 or visit