Spier Merlot 2005

John Platter Guide 2006 - 3 stars
The wine is dark ruby red - clear and brilliant. Rich, inviting berry fruit on the nose is enhanced by whiffs of caramel and vanilla. These flavours follow through on the velvety smooth, mouthfilling palate, while firm acid lingers on the aftertaste.

Serve with pasta, cheese and red meat.

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Kobie Viljoen
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.38 % vol  rs : 5.0 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
John Platter Guide 2006 - 3 stars

ageing : Enjoy now, or within 3-4 years from harvest.

in the vineyard : Climate:
Average Temperature: Summer – 20.5ºC Winter: 13.5ºC
Annual Rainfall: 890mm
Proximity to ocean: 15km

Soil:
Kroonstad and Tukulu

Vineyard:
Eight-year-old trellised vines planted on southeast-facing slopes yielded the grapes for this wine. The vineyards received supplementary drip irrigation and produced 8 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Grapes from selected vineyard blocks were picked at full ripeness.

in the cellar : Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks ensured optimum extraction of colour and fruit flavours. Following fermentation the wine was transferred to oak barrels. Ten months’ maturation in French oak broadened the flavours and added complexity and finesse.

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