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Spier 21 Gables Pinotage 2018

Spier 21 Gables Pinotage 2018

Deep ruby red on the eyes, this is a Pinotage to sink into slowly. The nose exudes violet aromas and sweet, ripe blackberries and cherries which overlay a hint of graphite. Classic and full-bodied in style, the palate follows with ripe, Black Forest cake-like flavours while the tannins are dense and velvety for an opulent finish.


Pair a powerful wine with a big dish. Think sumac-dusted ostrich fillet, barbecued lamb chops or venison fillet. For a vegetarian option, serve with a rich and cheesy eggplant parmigiana.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Johan Jordaan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.69 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

A South African gem, Pinotage is starting to enjoy a well deserved wave of appreciation. I love it for its energy and food versatility. Barrel matured to perfection, this Pinotage is bright with prosperity. Like a dancer on a stage, it is structured yet graceful and will last beyond the decade. Time and tannin make great wine. - Johan Jordaan, Cellar Master

in the vineyard : We source Stellenbosch mountain fruit grown in decomposed granite. This ancient soil retains water very well due to the high proportion of clay on site, reducing the need for irrigation. These 15-year-old vines overlook False Bay on the Southern side, enjoying moderate temperatures. The cool evenings encourage concentrated acidity and tannins in the smaller berries.

about the harvest: When it comes to Pinotage, we picked on taste, waiting for the tannins to soften. We also harvested at staggered picking dates, encouraging complexity. When harvest began, we handpicked and pre-cool the fruit before destemming.

in the cellar : The berries were individually sorted to remove raisins, pink and large berries. Partial (15%) natural fermentation took place in stainless steel while the balance was inoculated with specific yeast strains. To create complexity and layers, ten different fermentation batches of this wine took place in the cellar. Free-run wine was then drained to a combination of first (about 70%) and second fill French, American and Hungarian oak barrels, where it matured for 20 months. Barrel selection was conducted resulting in a balanced, cool climate Pinotage with great complexity and ageing potential.

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