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Spier Signature Méthode Cap Classique 2017

Spier Signature Méthode Cap Classique 2017

Appearance: A vibrant light straw colour.
The wine’s fresh, clean nose offers apples and biscuits. A balanced mouthfeel, good acidity and exuberant bubbles culminate in a lively aftertaste.

A full English or continental breakfast. Or, enjoy on its own, as a festive welcome drink or toast. 

 

variety : Chardonnay [ Chardonnay ]
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Heidi Dietstein
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.00 % vol  rs : 6.8 g/l  pH : 3.25  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : Cap_Classique  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now or within five years of harvest.

in the vineyard : 

Soils: Escourt and Glen Rosa
Temperature: winter 10° - 17°C; summer 14° - 28°C
Annual rainfall: 650mm
Proximity to ocean: 20km
Trellised vines with average age of 16 years yielded the grapes for this wine, at an average of 8 tonnes per hectare. The vineyards received supplementary drip irrigation.

about the harvest: Grapes from three selected vineyard blocks were hand-harvested between 17° and 19°B using 9kg lug boxes.

in the cellar : The grapes were whole-bunch pressed after sorting by hand. 90% of the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks and 10% in old 400L French oak barrels. Secondary fermentation took place in the bottle. After the completion of the secondary fermentation, the wine spent 24 months on the lees prior to disgorging.

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