Cape Winemakers Guild

Simonsig Shiraz Auction Reserve 2004

A ten year old vineyard planted on a poor sandy loam soil consistently produces a highly perfumed Shiraz. Very ripe Shiraz was handpicked on 23 March 2004 and given 3 days cold soak before yeast inoculation. Fermentation temperature peaked at 28? C and total maceration on skins lasted 15 days which allowed for maximum extraction of fruit. Malolactic fermentation finished in new oak and after 17 months, the two best barrels were bottled. One barrel was French Vicard Allier medium toast oak and the second was Seguin Moreau American M+ white oak. Tasting note: Fragrant, spicy nose with cinnamon, cloves and vanilla pod. Ripe berry and chocolate flavours with a touch of white pepper. Silky smooth texture and elegant soft tannin structure. Further aging will see perfumed fruit emerge and oakiness subside.

Winemaker: Johan Malan

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 1 600.00
  • Lowest: R 1 100.00
  • Average: R 1 397.00


  • Bottle Size 750
  • Case Size: 6 x 750
  • Cases Produced: 128
  • Cases Auctioned 100


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