Spier Signature Chardonnay / Pinot Noir 2016

Light salmon pink. Aromas of strawberries and yellow apple, with a crisp fruit finish.

Seafood salad, avocado, smoked salmon or egg canapés.

variety : Chardonnay | 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir
winery : Spier
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 12.62 % vol  rs : 4.8 g/l  pH : 3.47  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Off Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Terroir / Soil
Soils: Kroonstad
South-facing Vineyards from Stellenbosch and Durbanville
Proximity to ocean14 - 20 km.

Vineyard and Climate Conditions
South facing vineyard with an average age of 14 years yielded the grapes for this wine.
Average Temperature: Winter: 9/16°C, Summer 14/26°C,
Annual Rainfall: 850mm

about the harvest: Grapes were hand-harvested early morning in 10kg lug boxes.

in the cellar : At the cellar the grapes were pre-cooled before hand-sorting and whole bunch pressing. The juice was transferred into stainless steel tanks. Fermentation took place under controlled temperatures between12 – 14 °C. The wine matured for 3 months on the lees before blending and bottling.

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