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Spier Signature Merlot 2018

Spier Signature Merlot 2018

Appearance: Rich, regal red
Aromas of ripe red and black berries, plums and an undertow of eucalyptus and mint. This Merlot offers juicy fruit and soft tannins. Best as a winter warmer around the fire with friends.

Enjoy with lamb casserole with dried fruit, a Moroccan beef and prune or vegetable tagine.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.23 % vol  rs : 4.60 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.60 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : 

Terroir
Proximity to Ocean: 20-60km. Soils: Clovelly, Hutton and Estcourt.

Vineyard and Climate Conditions
Trellised vines, 18 to 20 years old and planted on north-eastern slopes. The vines received supplementary irrigation and produced 10 tons per hectare.Temperature: Winter 9° - 18°C; Summer 14° - 26°C. Annual Rainfall: 650mm

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

in the cellar : 

Grapes were harvested at 24° Balling, gently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled. After two days of cold soaking the juice was fermented until dry in stainless steel tanks at 24°C. Three pump-overs were conducted daily. After fermentation 20% of the wine was matured in French oak barrels for 8-10 months and the remainder matured in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves.

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