Spier Signature Pinotage 2009

Spier Signature Pinotage 2009

Flavours of dried cranberries, black cherry and red apple skin with subtle sweet mocha on the nose. A nice structured palate with soft juicy fruit.

Serve with red meat dishes or spicy stews.

variety : Pinotage [ 90% Pinotage, 10% Malbec ]
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.4 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.5 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 vines that are 7-9 years old and planted on north easterly slopes yielded the grapes for this wine. The vines received supplementary irrigation and produced 8 tons per hectare.

Terroir
Western Cape (mainly coastal)
Average Temperature: Winter 9 - 18°C; Summer 14 - 26°C
Annual rainfall: 650 mm
Proximity to ocean: 20-50 km
Soil: Clovelly, Hutton, Fernwood and Avalon

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

in the cellar : Grapes were gently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled for fermentation. After 2 days of cold soaking the juice was fermented until dry in stainless steel tanks at 24°C. Three pump-over's were conducted daily. After fermentation 20% of the wine was matured in French oak barrels for 4-8 months. The rest of blend matured in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves.

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