Spier Creative Block 5 2008

Spier Creative Block 5 2008

Intense dark in colour with vibrant red rim. Layered with fruit flavours of black cherries, blackcurrant and marzipan. Balanced, rich palate of berries, and oak infused spices of cinnamon and cloves. Some cedar oak notes leads to a finish of refined, yet present tannins. A pleasurable delight of fruit and spice infusion layered for ultimate discovery of the depths of character.

Roast beef, roast lamb, Sunday carver.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot ]
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Johan Jordaan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch, Paarl
analysis : alc : 14.92 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 3.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011 - Silver
International Wine Challenge 2011 - Silver Medal
Concours Mondial 2011 - Silver Medal

ageing : Enjoy now or within 7 - 12 years of harvest.

in the vineyard : Vineyard
Trellised 12 year old vineyards planted on south western facing slopes. Supplementary drip irrigation for excessively dry years. The vines yielded 8 tons per hectare.

Terroir
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch, Paarl
Average Temperature: Winter 9°C - 19°C; Summer 14°C - 29°C
Annual Rainfall: 790 mm
Proximity to Ocean: 7 - 40 km
Soil: Weathered shale and decomposed granite.

about the harvest: Grapes were hand-harvested and pre-cooled to 5°C in 8 - 10 kg lug boxes.

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