Named after the majestic views of the Simonsberg Mountain, Simonsig Estate is situated in the famous Stellenbosch Winelands just 45 km east of Cape Town. Since French Huguenot Jacques Malan first set foot in the Cape in 1688, the Malan family’s wine knowledge accumulated over many generations, has equipped them to excel as one of the leading private producers of estate wines in South Africa. The late Frans Malan, beloved patriarch of the Malan Family and one of the pioneers of the South African wine industry, was not only a craftsman of superior wines, but also introduced numerous Simonsig ‘firsts’, cementing the estate’s stately legacy in the Cape Winelands. Today, his legacy lives on in his sons, Pieter, Francois and Johan, and grandson Francois-Jacques, the 3rd and 4th Malan generation at Simonsig Estate. After more than 30 Simonsig vintages, current Cellarrmaster Johan Malan continues the family’s pioneering spirit with his own impressive lineage of award winning wines.
This limpid wine has a straw undertone. A symphony of energetic yet elegant bubbles creates a crown of fresh delights in the glass. Sizzling notes of white peach contrast with red berries capturing the presence of the three grape varietals. The palate is sculptured into an orchard of white peach and apples with secondary yeast flavours. There is a fine balance between the fruit and acidity displaying beautiful finesse and elegance. Kaapse Vonkel has an unforgettable finish that captures a moment in time, transforming it into a celebration.