Spier Creative Block 5 2011

Spier Creative Block 5 2011

Introduces complex flavours of dark berry fruit, dark chocolate, before leading onto a generous palate of berry fruit and layers of delight. Well balanced and full with a smooth finish of oak and perfume.
Appearance: Rich dark colour.

Slow cooked oxtail, beef casserole or lamb with mint.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot ]
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Johan Jordaan
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 4.2 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2013 Veritas Wine Awards - Silver
2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition - Gold

in the vineyard : Terroir / Soil:
Decomposed granite with clay subsoil from the regions of Stellenbosch and Darling.

Vineyard and Climate Conditions:
Site selection was done to ensure the coolest slope for slow ripening and ultimate flavour development. Foliage management was done to enhance fertility in the vines and to expose the grapes to more sun in order to enhance skin thickness for higher extraction and intensity.
Temperature: Winter 9/19ºC, Summer 14/29ºC
Proximity to ocean: 5 - 15 km
Annual Rainfall: 300 - 450 mm

about the harvest: Grapes were hand harvested.

in the cellar : Grapes were pre-cooled, de-stemmed and sorted to remove unwanted berries.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for up to 21 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in 300 litre French oak barrels for 18 months of which 60% first fill and the balance, second fill. The wines are crafted individually to address the need of a varietal for undivided attention and develop to its highest potential. Selective tasting from the barrels determines the composition of the blend. The blend was done to ensure harmony with 5 varietals and to find the ultimate balance between fruit, palate volume, oak extract and tannin.

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