Spier Creative Block 2 2020
Tropical notes of gooseberry, lime and white peach. Subtle hints of fynbos and a touch of white asparagus deliver depth. The palate is young and leads to a long and structured mineral finish.
85% Sauvignon Blanc / 15% Sémillon
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2020 - Gold
John Platter Wine Guid 2020 - 4.5 Stars
Coastal Region (Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Darling) – Western Cape
TERROIR / SOIL:
Oakleaf, Clovelly and Glenrosa soils approximately 16 km from the cool Atlantic Ocean.
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Four different vineyards planted on an altitude between 204 and 295 metres above sea level. All the vineyards are farmed dryland and have a naturally low yield. The ocean breeze moderates the heat, giving the berries a longer hanging time on the vine. These conditions create concentrated grapes with intense flavours.
Grapes were hand-harvested early in the morning in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled before hand-sorting, de-stemming and crushing. Skin contact was limited to six hours and the free-run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation with a selected yeast strain. The fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures between 12° and 14°C. A small portion of the Sémillon fermented in French oak barrels to add complexity to the wine. The wine matured for six months on the lees before bottling.
Alc: 13.42 %vol pH: 3.38 RS: 2.3 g/L TA: 6.3 g/L
Pale straw in colour with hints of lime on the edge.
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