This is a carousel with zoom. Use the thumbnails to navigate, or jump to a slide. Use the zoom button to zoom into a image.

Simonsig The Grapesmith Die Kluisenaar, Stellenbosch 2019

0 star rating 0 Reviews
Added to the Simonsig portfolio to allow creativity to the winemaking team, The Grapesmith champions Mediterranean grape varieties, in this case the Rhône grapes marsanne (60%), and the balance roussanne. Just five barrels were made of this creamy texture, layered, mineral white inspired by Tablas Creek. Platter's 5* 2023 (listed under The Grapesmith): 'The Hermit' in 19 ***** (95) unites bunch-pressed & naturally fermented (in old oak) marsanne & 40% roussanne from Stellenbosch. Added freshness from inhibited malo, & textural breadth ex lees ageing underpin citrus blossom, lemon curd & creamy toasted hazelnut flavours. Even more vibrant & zesty than 18 (94). Balanced, though further cellar time will be handsomely rewarded'.
Price: £17.50 Bottle
Price: £105.00 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: SA20001

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Marsanne Roussanne
  • 75cl
  • Drinking now
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, natural

Simonsig Wine Estate

Simonsig is one of the most respected producers in the Cape wine industry, established in the 1950s just outside Stellenbosch. It is owned and run by the Malan family and winemaking is overseen by Johan and his son Michael.

Their wide range is perhaps best known for two wines: their highly regarded red Cape Blend, which pays tribute to Frans Malan, visionary patriarch and founder of Simonsig; and Kaapse Vonkel, the first South African sparkling wine made according to the traditional method, known in South Africa as Méthode Cap Classique, back in 1971 and therefore celebrating its - and the appellation's - 50th anniversary in 2021.

Bestselling wines

Back to top