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Spier Creative Block 2 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Jacques Erasmus
Main Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Coastal Region
Alcohol
13.47 %vol
pH
3.37
RS
2.30 g/l
TA
6.1 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Taste
Fruity

Accolades

2017 SAWi Awards - Platinum

Tasting Notes

Ripe kiwi fruit and white peaches on the nose with a strong intense green grassy undertone. Perfumed green winter melon, full pallated wine with an undertow of green asparagus.


Blend Information

85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon

Food Suggestions

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


In The Vineyard

TERROIR / SOIL:

Soils: Clovelly, Oakleaf and Swartland. South-West facing Vineyards from the cool Tergerberg, Helderberg and Darling. Proximity to ocean 9 - 14 km.

 VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:

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 from 14 February to 27 February at a yield of 8 - 10 tons 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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Spier Creative Block 2 2009 Johan Jordaan Sauvignon Blanc

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