Cape Winemakers Guild

Simonsig The Red Ox White Roussanne-Chenin Blanc 2013

Hand-picked Roussanne was cooled overnight, whole bunch pressed, fermented with natural yeast in third fill French oak and matured for 12 months on lees before being blended with the Chenin Blanc. The 14% Chenin is from the 2012 vintage and comes from old vines which were harvested at 23.8? balling. Oxidatively handled, with no sulphur added in the first year, the Chenin portion was fermented and matured in 5 year old French oak for two years before blending with the Roussanne. Bottled in February 2014. Tasting Notes: A blend of reductively made Roussanne and oxidatively vinified Chenin Blanc (14%). Citrus blossom fragrance with ripe yellow apple aromas and hints of sorrel. Palate entry is crisp with zesty natural acidity. Understated spiciness adds to the depth of flavour on the mid palate and a delightful minerality results in an intriguing twist on the finish.

Winemaker: Johan Malan

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 3 200.00
  • Lowest: R 1 600.00
  • Average: R 2 320.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 87
  • Cases Auctioned 60


  • Alc: 13.90 vol%
  • RS: 2.10 g/l
  • TA: 7.10 g/l
  • pH: 3.37

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