Spier Private Collection Pinotage 2004

2007 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Trophy and Gold Medal (best in class)
2007 Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
ABSA Top 20 Pinotage 2006
Dark cherry red in colour with a deep purple centre and a youthful edge, the wine shows inviting aromas of cherry, well-matured oak spice and hints of tobacco. The palate is beautifully structured and creamy in texture, with rich fruity flavours and a lingering sweet cherry finish.

The perfect partner to rich venison dishes.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Frans Smit
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 15.28 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 5.7 g/l  va : 0.64 g/l  so2 : 66 mg/l  fso2 : 29 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2007 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Trophy and Gold Medal (best in class)
2007 Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronze Medal
ABSA Top 20 Pinotage 2006

ageing : Enjoy now or within 7 - 10 years of harvest.

in the vineyard : Average Temperature: Winter 7-19°C / Summer 14-27° C
Annual rainfall: 910 mm
Proximity to ocean: 16 km
Soil: Glen Rosa, Hutton and Clovelly
Viticulture: Trellised, 9 year-old vines planted on south-east facing slopes overlooking False Bay yielded the grapes for this wine. The vineyards received drip irrigation and yielded 8 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Grapes from selected vineyard blocks were hand-harvested at optimum ripeness, meticulously sorted, gently crushed and cooled to 10-12°C.

in the cellar : Cold soaking preceded temperature-controlled fermentation to enable colour and flavour extraction. The wine was matured in a combination of French and American oak, with only the finest wine selected for blending and bottling.

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