Kaapse Vonkel Simonsig Brut 2020

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The first and the best! Awarded numerous times in South Africa and beyond. Compiled like a 'real' champagne from approximately equal parts of early picked chardonnay supplemented with pinot noir and a little bit of pinot meunier. Aged in the bottle in the air-conditioned cellar of the house for a little over a year after the second fermentation. This contact with the yeast sediment creates a rich scent with nut and citrus aromas, biscuit and toasted bread. Creamy mousse, full and at the same time complex taste with pleasant acidity. Classic from the New World.
Region: Stellenbosch
Winery: Simonsig

The history of the Malans winery is considerably more recent. It only starts with Pater familias "Uncle" Frans Malan who set up his own wine company in 1953 with the careful name 'De Hoop'. Fifteen years later, Frans Malan was one of the first winegrowers to start bottling himself, continuously experimenting with new grape varieties such as chardonnay and introducing new ultra-modern cellar techniques. In addition, he became the first to produce Kaapse Vonkel, the South African counterpart of Champagne. Frans Malan rightly turned out to be one of the prominent pioneers in Stellenbosch before the big breakthrough in the 1990s.