Background  The first red wine Frans Malan, founder of Simonsig Wine Estate, released in 1970 was a Pinotage. In the early seventies he was a pioneer in using new small French oak barriques for his Pinotage. Today, the Redhill Pinotage is made from a vineyard grown on the famous Redhills of Simonsig Estate. The red soils originate from decomposed, weathered shale. It is regarded as the best soil for growing premium red wine, because of its excellent moisture retention capacity and good…

Background The first red wine Frans Malan, founder of Simonsig Wine Estate, released in 1970 was a Pinotage. In the early seventies he was a pioneer in using new small French oak barriques for his Pinotage. Today, the Redhill Pinotage is made from a vineyard grown on the famous Redhills of Simonsig Estate. The red soils originate from decomposed, weathered shale. It is regarded as the best soil for growing premium red wine, because of its excellent moisture retention capacity and good…

Simonsig “Redhill” Pinotage 2009 via winemaker: "Dense opaque colour.  A tapestry of dark luscious fruit . Effortless expression of intense notes of plum and mulberry. A thread of cinnamon spice and vanilla pod adds dimension to this tapestry. Tightly knitted yet smooth tannins sculpture a lingering palate of fruit filled delicacies."

Simonsig “Redhill” Pinotage 2009 via winemaker: "Dense opaque colour. A tapestry of dark luscious fruit . Effortless expression of intense notes of plum and mulberry. A thread of cinnamon spice and vanilla pod adds dimension to this tapestry. Tightly knitted yet smooth tannins sculpture a lingering palate of fruit filled delicacies."

Medal wines from Simonsig. Chenin Avec Chêne 2012, Frans Malan 2010, Redhill Pinotage 2011, Merindol Syrah 2011, Chardonnay 2013, Mr Borio's Shiraz 2011. The wine estate is near Stellenbosch. Try the wine and their restaurant Cuveé is worth visiting.

Medal wines from Simonsig. Chenin Avec Chêne 2012, Frans Malan 2010, Redhill Pinotage 2011, Merindol Syrah 2011, Chardonnay 2013, Mr Borio's Shiraz 2011. The wine estate is near Stellenbosch. Try the wine and their restaurant Cuveé is worth visiting.

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