Spier Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Dark plum purple in colour. Ripe fruit, cherries and oak spice that follow through from nose to palate.

Roast beef or lamb with gravy.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Spier
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.65 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.71  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Origin
Western Cape (Paarl, Stellenbocsh and Breedekloof)

Terroir
Soil: Clovelly, Hutton and Estcourt.
Temperature: winter 9/18°C; summer 14/26°C
Annual rainfall: 650-850mm
Proximity to ocean: 40-120km

Vineyard and Climate Conditions
Trellised vines of 15 -17 years old, planted on north-eastern slopes yielded the grapes for this wine. The vines received supplementary irrigation and produced 10 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested at 24° Balling.

in the cellar : After harvesting the grapes were gently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled for fermentation. After two days of cold soaking the juice was fermented until dry in stainless steel tanks at 24°C. Three pump-overs were conducted daily. After fermentation 20% of the wine was matured in French oak barrels for 8-10 months and the remainder matured in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves.

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