Cape Winemakers Guild

Simonsig Auction Reserve Shiraz 2008

These grapes come from a twelve year old vineyard grown on a deep red soil, yielding 8.5 tons/ hectare. Picked on 10 March at an optimal sugar level of 26 degrees Balling. Three days of cold soak were followed by another 28 days on skins, achieving perfect extraction of fruit and tannins. Oak maturation in a single new Francois Fr?res Nevers oak barrel lasted 25 months, with the oak tannins perfectly supporting the fruit. 70 cases of this wine were sold on the 2008 Auction. Tasting note: Delicate creamy mousse with roasted almond and buttered brioche flavours against a backdrop of lemon cream complexity. The toasty French oak adds depth of flavour and a masculine firmness to the structure.

Winemaker: Johan Malan

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 1 800.00
  • Lowest: R 1 700.00
  • Average: R 1 727.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 45
  • Cases Auctioned 36


  • Alc: 14.38 vol%
  • RS: 2.70 g/l
  • TA: 5.40 g/l
  • pH: 3.61

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