Spier Creative Block 2 2017

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Pale straw in colour with hints of lime on the edge.Gooseberries, limes and subtle cassis reveal its tropical character, while underlying notes of fynbos and a touch of white asparagus deliver serious depth. The palate is young and tropical, leading to a long, mineral tail that is tight and structured.

Butter roasted free range chicken with seasoned goat’s cheese under the skin or batter SASSI-friendly fish nuggets with anchovy mayonnaise.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 86% Sauvignon Blanc, 14% Semillon
winery : Spier
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.53 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
2017 SAWi Awards - Platinum
in the vineyard : 

Soils: Clovelly, Oakleaf and Swartland
Southwest-facing vineyards in the cool, coastal Tygerberg, Helderberg and Darling regions
Proximity to ocean: 9 – 14 km

Four different blocks of vineyard with an age between 12 and 18 years yielded the grapes for this wine. The fruit was harvested in different batches over a period of two weeks at a yield of 8 to 10 tonnes per hectare.

about the harvest: 

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

in the cellar : 

Pre-cooled before hand sorting, destemming and crushing. Skin contact was limited to 6 hours and the free run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation with a selected yeast strains. The fermentation took place under controlled temperatures between 12 – 14 °C. The wine matured for 6 months on the lees before bottling

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