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Spier Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

R54.00

Product Description

WINEMAKER:
Jacques Erasmus

ORIGIN:
Western Cape (Paarl, Stellenbocsh and Breedekloof)

TERROIR:
Soil: Clovelly, Hutton and Estcourt.
Temperature: winter 9/18°C; summer 14/26°C
Annual rainfall: 650-850mm
Proximity to ocean: 40-120km

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Trellised vines of 14 -16 years old, planted on north-eastern slopes yielded the grapes for this wine. The vines received supplementary irrigation and produced 10 tons per hectare.

WINEMAKING:
Grapes were harvested at 24° balling, 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.

ANALYSIS:
Alc: 14.39% TA: 5.6 g/L
RS: 4.5 g/L pH: 3.55

APPEARANCE:
Dark plum purple in colour.

TASTING NOTE:
Ripe fruit, cherries and oak spice that follow through from nose to palate.

SERVE WITH:
Roast beef or lamb with gravy.

Other Details

Other details:
Alcohol: 14.4% Vol
Awards:
Veritas Wine Awards 2014 - Bronze; Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2014 - Bronze; Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 - Bronze