Spier 21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Spier 21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Pale straw with lime rim edges. The wine is bold and aromatic with intense flavours of gooseberries, fig leaves and hints of fresh grassiness. Concentrated and richly textured palate with fresh green finish.

Grilled salmon with roasted beets and Arugula or poached shrimp with creamy Dijon sauce.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.85 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.38  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

2014 Decanter World Wine Awards - Gold Medal

in the vineyard : Origin
Tygerberg (Durbanville)

Vineyard and Climate Conditions
A dry-land single vineyard of 14 ha with an age of 15 years yielded the grapes for this wine.

Terroir / Soil
Soils: Oakleaf and Swartland
South-West facing Vineyards from the cool Tygerberg Hills.
Proximity to ocean 16 km.

about the harvest: Grapes were hand-harvested early in the morning in 10kg lug boxes.
The fruit was harvested in three batches from 7 February to 19 February at a yield of 6 tons per hectare.

in the cellar : Grapes were pre-cooled before sorting, destemming and crushing. Skin contact was limited to 6 hours and the free run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation. The fermentation took place under controlled temperatures between 12° - 14°C. The wine matured for 3 months on the lees before blending and bottling.

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