Spier Signature Shiraz 2015

Rich ruby red in colour. Flavours of spice and ripe plums on the nose and palate with an undertow of bruléed sugar. Gentle soft tannins and a creamy aftertaste.

Rump or Sirloin steak.

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winery : Spier
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.7 % vol  rs : 3.40 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 5.20 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Origin
Western Cape (Darling, Durbanville, Botrivier and Paarl).

Terroir
Soil: Clovelly, Hutton and Estcourt.
Temperature: winter 9/18°C; summer 14/26°C
Annual rainfall: 650-750mm
Proximity to ocean: 40-80km

Vineyard and Climate Conditions
Trellised vines of 15 -17 years old and 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 : Grapes were gently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled. 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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