Spier Vintage Selection Pinotage 2007

Deep ruby in colour, the wine shows aromas of cherry tobacco, berry and subtle spicy notes, with a rich roasted undertone. A lingering, fruit-laden integrates well with oak-derived flavours.

Serve with seared lamb chops in raspberry coulis with sweet potato mash.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Johan Jordaan
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.38 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.68  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy now or within 7 years of harvest.

in the vineyard : Climate
Average Temperature: Summer - 21°C Winter - 14°C
Annual Rainfall: 960 mm
Proximity to Ocean: 12 km

Soil
Clovelly and Glen Rosa

Vineyard
Trellised, 9 year-old 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 were harvested from chosen vineyard blocks at 25.7° Balling.

in the cellar : Cold soaked for 2 days at 10°C. Following fermentation in stainless steel tanks, wines from specific tanks were chosen to undergo malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. The wine matured in a combination of French (70%) and American (30%) oak for 14 months, before individual barrels were chosen for blending.

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