Spier Creative Block 2 2012

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

Serve with light meals or seafood, such as mussels, oysters, fish and lobster.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 88% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Semillon ]
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.59 % vol  rs : 5.0 g/l  pH : 3.27  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
2013 Veritas Wine Awards - Silver
2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition - Silver
2013 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Awards - Bronze
2013 Decanter World Wine Awards - Commended Medal

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

in the vineyard : Vineyard
Trellised vines aged between 10 and 14 years yielded the grapes for this wine, at an average of 8 tons per hectare.

Climate
Temperature: Winter 9° - 18° C; Summer 14° - 27° C
Annual rainfall: 750 mm
Proximity to ocean: 10-20 km

Soil: Clovelly and Oakleaf

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested early morning between 21° and 23° 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 bottling at the end of July 2012.

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