Spier Signature Chenin Blanc 2009

Pale in colour with a green hue. The wine shows aromas of guava and tropical fruit, with subtle hints of kiwi fruit. A well-balanced palate of lively fruit shows firm acidity and a long, mouth-watering finish.

Chill the wine and serve to refresh at barbeques and picnics with friends. Also pairs well with goats cheese tapas, sushi spreads and lightly spiced barbecue meats.

variety : Chenin Blanc | 100% Chenin Blanc
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Anton Swarts
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.44  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy within two years of harvest.

in the vineyard : Vineyard
Six to 46 year old bush vines and trellised vines yielded the grapes for this wine.

Terroir
Western Cape: predominantly Slanghoek and Breedekloof.
Average temperature: Winter 10°C; Summer 28°C
Annual Rainfall: 650 mm
Proximity to ocean: 80 - 150 km
Soil: Ancient riverbed and Shale soils with good drainage and aeration.

about the harvest: Grapes were picked at 23.4 - 25° Balling.

in the cellar : The grapes with de-stemmed and lightly crushed prior to pressing. The juice was chilled to approximately 10°C and left overnight to settle; then racked from the lees and inoculated with a dry Saccharomyces yeast. Fermentation took place at 12 - 15°C for 14 days until dry, with the wine remaining on the lees for a further three months for additional body and elegance.

The wines from each region were vinified separately, and blended prior to stabilisation, filtering and bottling.

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