Spier 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Appearance: Dark concentrated red with vibrant, youthful rim.
Taste: An abundance of cassis and black cherry with concentrated oak aromas of toast and pencil lead. Full bodied wine with a concentrated structure and opulent finish.

Char grilled sirloin or rib eye. Alternatively serve with a rich oxtail or lamb shank stew.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Spier
winemaker : Johan Jordaan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.42 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.63  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2014 Veritas Wine Awards - Gold
in the vineyard : Terroir/Soil
Decomposed granite soils on the slopes of the Helderberg and Simonsberg mountains.

Vineyard and Climate Conditions
Temperature: Winter 10/17° C; Summer 14/28° C  
Annual Rainfall: 450mm
Proximity to ocean: 7km
Cool influence from False Bay on the South-Western sloping hills and fruit from 8 - 12 year old vines on a VSP trellis system were managed to crop 7 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: The grapes were handpicked.

in the cellar : The grapes were sorted by berry to source only the best coloured and sized fruit before fermentation. Fermentation was done in open top oak fermenters for an extended period of 27 days and barreled down to 100% new French oak barrels for 26 months. Barrel selection was done to pick the perfect blend for this wine.

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