The Yellow Wood Organic Red from Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch

"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

Wine that tastes great — and is great for the earth. Made with grapes farmed without pesticides or artificial fertiliser, this bold organic blend of 39% Malbec, 29% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Shiraz, and 7% Petit Verdot is laden with flavours of pomegranate, cassis, cherry and spices. These are supported by fine tannins bolstered by 16 months of barrel maturation. Enjoy with mushroom risotto or a potjie (South African barbecue stew).

TASTING NOTE
Notes of pomegranate, cassis and red cherries with a fruit and spice-laden palate. Fine tannin integration and good acidity gives a lasting impression on the palate.

R 900.00
6 Bottle CaseSingle Bottle 750ml

AWARDS

International Wine & Spirits competition 2021 - bronze 

Veritas Wine Awards 2021 - Silver

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2022 - 84 points

Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2022 - 4 stars - 87 points

SERVE WITH

Enjoy well-chilled with smoked salmon or egg canapés, sushi, avocado tartare and mild cheeses.

WINEMAKING

WINEMAKER
Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN
Coastal region

TERROIR / SOIL
Deep, fertile decomposed granite with a high percentage of clay.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
14 to 19-year-old trellised vines grown in conditions influenced by the cold Atlantic Ocean. 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 process to eliminate unwanted raisins 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 24 days. Free-run wine is barreled down for maturation in 35% new French oak and 75% second and third fill French oak barrels. After 16 months of ageing, the wines are tasted and blended.

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