Spier Creative Block 8 2017

Spier Creative Block wines are a South African take on traditional Rhône and Bordeaux-style blends. Our winemakers carefully select grapes from different vineyard blocks, combining and blending taste profiles to create wines that are much greater than the sum of their parts. The Spier Creative Block range of blends takes its name from a Spier Arts project proudly supporting South African artists.


Sometimes restraint is overrated. Led by Pinotage, this red blend oozes with heady, heavenly decadence. Featuring a whopping eight varietals, it’s like a Black Forest cake, with exuberant layers of rich fruit, chocolate, vanilla and marzipan flavours, all rounded out with hints of spice. Hedonistic? You bet!

TASTING NOTE
A dense concentration of fruit precedes delicate spicy aromas that lead to cool vanilla notes. The palate offers Black Forest cake, red and black berries and some seet cherries and dried cranberry. The dense, firm tannins will benefit from decanting. The Blend consists of: 36% Pinotage, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 18% Shiraz, 1% Cinsaut, 1% Malbec, 1% Mourvèdre and 1% Petit Verdot

R 1,110.00
6 Bottle CaseSingle Bottle 750ml

AWARDS

John Platter Wine Guide 2019 - 4 stars

SERVE WITH

Slow cooked stew with root vegetables and a hint of truffle oil.

WINEMAKING

WINEMAKER
Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN
Coastal

TERROIR / SOIL
Decomposed granite and clay subsoil

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
15- to 21-year-old vines planted on a vertical trellis system ensures effective foliage management that ensures a correct balance of leaves to allow for slower sugar accumulation and optimal development of fruit aromas and colour intensity.

WINEMAKING
Each varietal was harvested by hand, sorted and fermented individually to develop the true character of the grape. Separate ageing was done for 16 months in 300-litre French oak barrels (30% first fill, 40% second fill and 30% in third fill). After blending, the spent 2 more months to integrate before bottling.

 

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