Spier Private Collection Shiraz
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Spier Private Collection Shiraz

TASTING NOTE:
The wine shows upfront flavours of mulberry and violets, complemented by delicate notes of fennel and white pepper. Cherry and pepper flavours complement a complex palate that leads to smooth, dense tannins.

SERVE WITH:
Ostrich fillet with a mulberry jus served with artichoke and potato mash. Grilled mushrooms seasoned with crushed black pepper and fennel.

APPEARANCE:
Dark ruby red with a bright rim.

ANALYSIS:

Alc:

14.25 % vol

TA:

5.4 g/L

RS:

3.6 g/L

pH:

3.61

WINEMAKER:
Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN: Coastal Region

TERROIR / SOIL:
Cool southeastern facing slopes of decomposed granite on clay sub-soil with great water retention.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
The grapes for this wine come from 16- to 20-year-old vines which were planted on a vertical trellis system to enable easy foliage management. This ensures a good balance of leaves and exposure to the sun, while still leaving enough shade that will allow peppery flavours to be retained in the grapes. The vines are 7 to 55km from the cold Atlantic and have average temperatures of 14° to 17°C in winter and 20° to 28°C in summer. The average annual rainfall is 450mm.

WINEMAKING:
100% Shiraz grapes were harvested from selected vineyard blocks and cold-soaked for 2 to 3 days at 12°C. Alcoholic fermentation lasted for up to 14 days in stainless steel tanks; delicate extraction methods were used to retain fruit and subtle spice flavours. The free-run juice was barrelled down to facilitate malolactic fermentation and maturation in a combination of 80% French and 20% American oak barrels (half first fill; half second fill). The wine matured for 16 months in barrel before individual barrels were selected for the final blend.

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