The Yellowwood Organic Red
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The Yellowwood Organic Red

Spier The Yellowwood honours the indigenous yellowwood tree standing tall in the heart of Spier’s Werf (farmyard). The yellowwood is South Africa’s national tree and a protected species.

The 2019 vintage is a blend of 39% Malbec / 29% Merlot / 15% Cabernet Sauvignon / 10% Shiraz / 7% Petit Verdot.

"A perfumed aromatic nose, floral notes and smooth tannins overlaying a powerful core of sweet spice and fruit." ~ The International Wine & Spirits competition 2021

TASTING NOTE:
Notes of pomegranate, cassis and red cherries with fruit and spice-laden palate. Fine tannin integration and good acidity give a lasting impression on the palate.

SERVE WITH:
Wild mushroom risotto, or crispy duck and roast vegetables.

APPEARANCE:
Medium ruby red with a vibrant ruby hue.

ANALYSIS:

Alc:

13.52 % vol

TA:

5.7 g/L

RS:

3.3 g/L

pH:

3.60


WINEMAKER:
Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN: Coastal region

TERROIR / SOIL:
Deep, fertile, decomposed granite soils with a high percentage of clay. These ancient soils have great water retention abilities but are supplemented with drip irrigation.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Trellised vines aged between 15 and 19 years are farmed to international organic standards. Foliage and weeds are managed mechanically, creating favourable conditions for natural protection from disease. This avoids the need for environmentally damaging chemicals.

WINEMAKING:
Grapes were hand-picked at optimal ripeness. After a selection process to eliminate unwanted raisins and underripe berries, the fruit was crushed in stainless-steel tanks. A combination of natural and cultured yeast was used to ferment the grapes over 24 days. Free-run wine was barrelled down for maturation in French oak barrels (35% new and 75% second and third fill). After 16 months of ageing, the wines were tasted and blended.

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