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Simonsig Mr. Borio’s Shiraz 2021

Simonsig Mr. Borio’s Shiraz 2021

R150,00

Alessandro Borio, a prisoner of war from World War II, made South Africa his home. Starting every day by cooking breakfast on his spade, his colourful personality made him a memorable character and close friend of the Malan family. Mr Borio was a master in “cemento”, and his unparalleled masonry skills led him to build the first cement wine tanks at Simonsig. These tanks are still used today to produce this much-loved Shiraz with its layers of blackberry, herbs, cherry, vanilla and spicy cedar flavours.

Specifications

SKU: SIM-009
Alcohol Volume: 13.8%
Sugar G/L: 2.8 g/l
Type of wine: Red Wine
Cultivar: Syrah/Shiraz
Food Pairing: Meat, Pasta, Vegetables

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In the cellar

The grapes were picked by hand over 4 days the period of 26 March to 1 April 2021 from a single vineyard on a ripeness level of 22,6 -24,7 balling. The grapes were destemmed and left for two days to cold soak. Ferments had a whole bunch portion of up to 33%. Fermentation lasted between 9 and 15 days on skins before pressing. Malolactic fermentation occurred in tank and barrel. The wine matures for 16 months in 225L French oak barrels. 10% 2nd fill; 12% 3rd fill; 40% 4th fill and 28% older barrels.

Ageing

Perfect for drinking now, but further aging until 3 to 5 years from vintage datewould be highly rewarded.

Cultivar

100% Shiraz

Food Pairing

Pairs well with mushrooms stuffed with ham or bacon, monkey gland burger, cottage pie, venison pie, braaied /char grilled ribs or chops, and of course a meat lover’s Pizza.

Awards and Recognition

Double Gold Veritas Awards 2022

About the Wine Estate

Simonsig Wine Estate is synonymous with the history of the South African wine industry, the Stellenbosch wine region, and the Malan family name. These elements are intertwined in this family-owned farm, where the late Frans Malan produced the first bottle of our much-loved Kaapse Vonkel, South Africaʼs first Méthode Cap Classique made in the classic bottle-fermented style. He is also honoured for co-founding the thriving Stellenbosch Wine Route, a first in its time. Today, his legacy lives on through his sons, Francois and Johan, and grandchildren Christelle and Michael, the 2nd and 3rd Malan generations at Simonsig Wine Estate.

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