A hybrid of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, Simonsig brings you South Africa's signature varietal. Grown in an area of year-round warmth where temperatures rarely drop below freezing, Pinotage is easy to grow, but difficult to master. Unfortunately, for decades poorly made South African Pinotage spoke for the varietal with most being low quality and just downright funky. Over the past few years, producers like Simonsig have set out to change the stigma proving the power and quality of Pinotage and showing what the varietal really has to offer. Accounting for only 7% of all wine produced in South Africa, quality Pinotage is one of the country's best-kept wine secret ready to be told.
Simonsig Pinotage hits all the classic notes of a good Pinotage while remaining soft and approachable. Notes of sweet cherry, plum, and camp fire lead to a juicy palate full of plum, blackberry, and herbal spices. A keen balance of fruit, earth, and smoke makes this interesting wine even better! A great value wine for someone looking to spice up their everyday wine selection!