Spier Creative Block 2 2011

Appearance: Beautifully clear with a distinctive green tinge.
Flavours: Hints of gooseberries, crushed nettle and grapefruit with lively acidity.

Serve with Mediterranean tomato based pasta dishes or lemon based roast chicken.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 88% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Semillon ]
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
2012 Veritas Wine Awards - Silver Medal
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Silver
International Wine Challenge 2012 - Commended
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Silver Medal
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012 - Silver Medal
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011 - Best Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Blend
International Wine Challenge 2011 - Silver Medal
in the vineyard : Vineyard
Trellised vines aged 8 - 12 years yielded the grapes for this wine, at an average of 7 tons per hectare.

Terroir
Coastal Region: Tygerberg, Durbanville and Helderberg
Average Temperature: Winter 9 - 18°C; Summer 14 - 27°C
Annual Rainfall: 800mm
Proximity to Ocean: 8 - 15km
Soil: Clovelly, Hutton, Fernwood and Avalon

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested early in the morning in 8kg lug boxes from chosen vineyard blocks at 23.5° Balling.

in the cellar : After hand sorting the grapes, 8 hours skin contact was allowed at 10°C. the grapes were gently pressed and only free run juice was used to settle overnight. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature at 12.5°C. The wine spent 5 months on its lees before blending.

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