Spier Vintage Selection Port 2016
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Spier Vintage Selection Port 2016

WINEMAKER:
Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN:
Western Cape, South Africa

TERROIR:
These grapes are grown in the more arid regions of the South African wine country, namely the Little Karoo. Here the summers are long and dry with great cold units in the winter and average to low rainfall. Perfect for low yielding Cape fortified wines. The soils are predominantly weathered shale and has a very high water-holding capacity. The vines vary in age from but in general older than 20 years. The hot, dry conditions is conducive to low disease pressure, resulting in quite a minimal influence on the growing cycle of the vines.

GRAPE VARIETY:
Tinta Barocca and Touriga Nacional

WINEMAKING:

Grapes were handpicked, destemmed and crushed, prior to 3 days of cold maceration. Warm fermentation to 12°B followed by fortification with brandy spirit. The wine matured for 2 years in 300 liter, neutral French oak barrels

ANALYSIS:

Alc:

19.75 % vol

TA:

6.1 g/L

RS:

93.5 g/L

pH:

3.89

APPEARANCE:

Deep ruby red colour

TASTING NOTE:

This full-bodied Port-style wine offers luscious flavours of ripe prune and dark chocolate with hints of spiciness on the nose, which finishes off in a smooth palate.

SERVE WITH:
Enjoy as an after-dinner companion with a selection of mature cheeses and fresh nuts.

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