Spier Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Shiraz 2013

Spier Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Shiraz 2013

The wine is dark plum in colour. Attractive raspberry and plum aromas with hints of vanilla spice on the nose. A well structured palate with soft tannins and luscious fruit.

Roast beef, lamb or chicken with gravy or rich stock sauce flavoured with tomato.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 24% Shiraz ]
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : 

The grapes were sourced from the Western Cape (Paarl, Swartland, Stellenbosch and Overberg).

Temperature: Winter 9/18°C; Summer 14/26°C
Annual Rainfall: 650-850mm
Proximity to Ocean: 40-120km

Soils: Clovelly, Hutton and Estcourt

Vineyard and claimate conditions:
Trellised vines are 14 -16 years old and planted on north-eastern slopes. The vines received supplementary irrigation and produced 10 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested at 24° Balling.

in the cellar : At the cellar, the grapes were gently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled. After two days of cold soaking the juice was fermented until dry in stainless steel tanks between 24°C and 28°C. Three pump-overs were conducted daily. After fermentation the wine matured in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves.

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