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Redhill Pinotage 2018 - Simonsig

Redhill Pinotage 2018 - Simonsig

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On the nose, Simonsig's Redhill Pinotage presents an exotic mix of berries and plums with cloves.

On the palate, strong flavors of freshly cut strawberries and black currants stand out, well integrated with silky tannins.

Full-bodied Pinotage, with great intensity and a persistent finish, which at the same time shows an elegance that will increase thanks to the years spent in the bottle.

Expected evolution: 10 years from bottling.

Pair with: It goes perfectly with red meat and game, roast rack of lamb, stuffed aubergines and South African dishes such as Cape Malay Bobotie and Sosatie with mushrooms. Serving temperature: 18° C

Alcohol content: 14.7%

Cap: cork


Wine of Origin South Africa.

In the vineyard

The 2018 vintage was very challenging due to the prolonged drought, perhaps the worst in the last 100 years, accompanied by restrictions on water use imposed by local authorities. The skills and experience of the vineyard and cellar team have enabled Simonsig to cope with hot and dry weather conditions.
The two teams adapted their procedures to minimize the effect of the lack of water. However, the dry climate during the season had the advantage of producing healthy vines, with smaller berries but with great intensity.

In the cellar

At the moment of optimal ripeness the grapes are harvested by hand. 20% of the grapes are whole bunch fermented. The must is left to rest on the skins for 6 days and is subsequently inoculated with selected yeasts. Fermentation takes place in tanks at a maximum temperature of 28°C. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked into French oak barrels (100% new) for 15 months maturation.


Robert Parker: 90+;
James Suckling: 91;
Decanters: 94;
Vinous: 92;
Wine Enthusiast: 92.

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