First Stone Organic Red 2018

"Making organic wines is in keeping with Spier's ethically-, environmentally- and socially conscious farming philosophy in which we harness the goodness of nature in ways that are kind to the earth."


FRANS K. SMIT

This red blend of 50% Merlot and 50% comes from 19- to 20-year-old trellised vines planted on the southern end of Stellenbosch. The proximity to the cold Atlantic ensures optimal ripeness and elegant balance. After 3 to 5 years, bring it out for a special dinner of beef steak with truffled mash and roasted vegetables.

"Making organic wines is in keeping with Spier's ethically, environmentally and socially conscious farming philosophy in which we harness the goodness of nature in ways that are kind to the earth."Johan Jordaan

TASTING NOTE
Cassis, fennel, graphite and cedar leads to a palate that’s rich,
complex and balanced with a savoury, elegant finish. This wine
will benefit from ageing.

R 310.00
Single Bottle 750ml6 Bottle Case

AWARDS

Platter's Wine Guide 2022 - 4.5 stars (93)

SERVE WITH

Beef steak with truffled mash and roasted vegetables. 

WINEMAKING

WINEMAKER
Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN
Stellenbosch

TERROIR / SOIL
Deep, structured decomposed granite soils with a high percentage of clay

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
15 to 17-year-old trellised vines on Spier’s farm. The proximity to the cold Atlantic Ocean influences the conditions - cold, wet winters and sunny, warm summers with long ripening seasons ensure optimal ripeness and concentrated, yet elegantly balanced wines.

WINEMAKING
Grapes are hand-picked at optimal ripeness. After a selection to eliminate unwanted raisened or underripe berries, the fruit is crushed to stainless steel tanks. A combination of natural and cultured yeast is used to ferment the grapes over a period of 26 days. Free-run wine is barreled down for maturation in 55% new, French oak barrels and 45% second and third fill French oak. After 24 months of ageing, the wines are tasted and blended

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