Spier Signature Pinotage 2008

Spier Signature Pinotage 2008

The wine is dark ruby in colour.  A rich nose of cherry tobacco is layered with berries and oak-derived flavours. The palate rewards with mouth-filling fruit flavours and a lingering aftertaste.

Ideally served with a weighty meal with a good measure of spice. Or you can serve it with roasted game in rich gravy or red wine sauce on a bed of spicy butternut mash.

variety : Pinotage [ 90% Pinotage, 10% Malbec ]
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy now, or within 3 to 5 years from harvest.

in the vineyard : Vineyard
Trellised, 8 year-old vines planted on southeast-facing slopes yielded the grapes for this wine. The vineyards received supplementary irrigation and produced 8 - 10 tons per hectare.

Terroir
Western Cape (mainly coastal)
Average Temperature: Winter - 14°C; Summer - 23°C
Annual rainfall: 960 mm
Proximity to ocean: 20 km
Soil: Clovelly and Glen Rosa

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested from chosen vineyard blocks at 25° Balling.

in the cellar : After harvesting the grapes were cold soaked for 2 - 3 days at 13° - 14° C. Following fermentation in stainless steel tanks, wines from specific tanks were chosen to undergo malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. The wine matured in a combination of French- and American oak.

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