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Spier Creative Block 3 2014

R149.00

SOIL
Decomposed granite with clay subsoil.

TASTING NOTES
Rich ruby red with garnet edges. Savoury, perfumed with violets and coriander spice. Elegant plummy fruit with roadside wild fennel undertow. Silky mouthfeel, chewy soft tannins with a long aftertaste.

VINIFICATION
Grapes were hand harvested and pre-cooled prior to de-stemming and sorting. Fermentation took place in both open-tank oak fermenters and stainless steel tanks for up to 14 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in 300 litre French and American oak barrels for 18 months of which 60% was first fill and 40% second fill. Wines are made individually to address each varietal’s need before blending. Selective tasting from the barrels determines the composition of the three varietals in this Rhone style blend for balance between fruit, palate, oak extract and tannin.

WHEN TO DRINK
Enjoy with pan-fried beef or game fillet with a brandy sauce, smoked venison carpaccio, soft south Indian curry, sosatie with onion and dried peaches. Hint: don't use apricots for the sosaties as this is too tart.

AWARDS
International Wine and Spirits Competition 2012 - Gold Outstanding, Mundus Vini Wine Awards 2012 - Gold, Decanter World Wine Competition 2013 - Gold, Concours Mondial 2013 - Silver, International Wine Challenge 2013 - Silver

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SOIL
Decomposed granite with clay subsoil.

TASTING NOTES
Rich ruby red with garnet edges. Savoury, perfumed with violets and coriander spice. Elegant plummy fruit with roadside wild fennel undertow. Silky mouthfeel, chewy soft tannins with a long aftertaste.

VINIFICATION
Grapes were hand harvested and pre-cooled prior to de-stemming and sorting. Fermentation took place in both open-tank oak fermenters and stainless steel tanks for up to 14 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in 300 litre French and American oak barrels for 18 months of which 60% was first fill and 40% second fill. Wines are made individually to address each varietal’s need before blending. Selective tasting from the barrels determines the composition of the three varietals in this Rhone style blend for balance between fruit, palate, oak extract and tannin.

WHEN TO DRINK
Enjoy with pan-fried beef or game fillet with a brandy sauce, smoked venison carpaccio, soft south Indian curry, sosatie with onion and dried peaches. Hint: don't use apricots for the sosaties as this is too tart.

AWARDS
International Wine and Spirits Competition 2012 - Gold Outstanding, Mundus Vini Wine Awards 2012 - Gold, Decanter World Wine Competition 2013 - Gold, Concours Mondial 2013 - Silver, International Wine Challenge 2013 - Silver

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Awards:
International Wine Challenge 2011: Gold, Concours Mondial de Bruxelle 2011: Gold, Concours Mondial de Bruxelle 2012: Gold, Syrah du Monde 2012: Silver, Decanter 2012: Silver, Concours Mondial de Bruxelle 2014: Gold

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  1. Macnificent!

    Posted by Vic Hoops on 20th Oct 2015

    One of the best wines I have tasted in a long time!


  2. Light on the palate

    Posted by Lloyd Barker on 9th Dec 2014

    Found this to be a very easy drinking wine with a smooth taste on the palate


  3. Very Good

    Posted by Sifiso on 18th Aug 2014

    This was a very good wine for the special occasion


  4. Very Good

    Posted by Sifiso on 18th Aug 2014

    This was a very good wine for the special occasion


  5. Rhone style to perfection

    Posted by Chris on 31st Oct 2013

    One of the best SMV's produced in SA. Very drinkable at this early stage, can only get better in a few more years.