Spier Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
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Spier Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

ORIGIN
Western Cape (Paarl, Stellenbosch and Breedekloof)

TERROIR
Soil: Clovelly, Hutton and Estcourt.
Temperature: winter 9/18°C; summer 14/26°C
Annual rainfall: 650-850mm
Proximity to ocean: 40-120km

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
Trellised vines of 14 -16 years old, planted on north-eastern slopes yielded the grapes for this wine. The vines received supplementary irrigation and produced 10 tons per hectare.

WINEMAKING
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.

ANALYSIS:

Alc:

14%

TA:

5 – 6.5 g/L

RS:

<5 g/L

pH:

3.1 – 3.9

APPEARANCE
Dark plum purple in colour.

TASTING NOTE
Ripe fruit, cherries and oak spice that follow through from nose to palate.

WHEN TO DRINK
Enjoy at home on a winters night with roast beef or lamb with gravy and hearty vegetables.

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