Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Satin Nectar Rosé 2017 makes a debut
Following the growing popularity for great quality pink bubbly that is softly sweet and instantly alluring, Simonsig is excited to introduce Kaapse Vonkel Satin Nectar Rosé 2017.
Demand for Méthode Cap Classique is on the rise as bubbly lovers discover the fantastic value and quality that it has to offer.
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel was the Cape’s first bottle-fermented sparkling wine released in 1971 and is well known for their Brut, Brut Rosé, Cuvée Royale and the most recently released Satin Nectar demi-sec.
Blended for vivacious fresh and fruity expressions, the cuvée is a composition of 72% Pinot Noir, 27% Pinotage and 1% Pinot Meunier that is bottle fermented in the traditional French method and spends at least 12 months on lees to develop gorgeous creamy complexity.
The generous dosage is beautifully balanced for a graceful fruity finish. Extended lees contact adds to the finesse of the wine, delivered by a delicate string of fine bubbles. The colour of the Satin Nectar Rosé is equally classy, more copper than bright pink, with a palate perfectly balanced by fresh acidity and fruity flair.
This is a very attractive MCC, both visually and on the palate. The fact that this classically styled MCC is made from grapes harvested during the drought-stricken and challenging 2017 vintage, speaks of the great care taken, and the high hopes carried by, the cellar team for this wine.
The harvest was smaller in 2017, and therefore the making of every wine needed to be justified – the introduction of a new wine, even more so. With no room for error, the cellar team worked with meticulous care to extract great fruit intensity from the small berries. The components for the Simonsig Satin Nectar Rosé 2017 did not disappoint and they were delighted with the quality and intense fruit spectrum from the various blocks. Expect vibrant expressions of crushed summer berries, candied apples, pink peach and Turkish delight.
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Satin Nectar Rosé is available from supermarkets and liquor retailers.