Ideology /ˌʌɪdɪˈɒlədʒi/noun: Ideas + Oenology = IdeologyA Spier farm exclusive, the Ideology range provides a blank canvas of distinct varietals and blends that captures our winemaker’s most thought-provoking ideas in each bottle. Made from grapes grown along the cool Cape coast, this wine offers a refreshing blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Viognier. Subtle orange blossom notes are accompanied by appealing aromas of pear drops, with a balanced palate that ends on a long, pure finish. It’s a bright idea to serve this with grilled fish or herb-roasted chicken.
Charcuterie and bistro-style food.
Coastal Region (Stellenbosch and Cape Town)
TERROIR / SOIL
Deep soils of weathered granite, with some deposits of Malmesbury shale.
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
Dryland, semi-trellised vines with an average age of 16 years yielded the grapes for this wine. The fruit was harvested from the first week to the end of February at a yield of 8 to 10 tonnes per hectare from vineyards close to the ocean.
The grapes were hand-harvested early in the morning. Light pressing followed destemming and crushing. Skin contact was limited to 4 hours. The free-run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation. 30% of the fermentation took place in 300- and 400-litre barrels with the rest fermented in stainless-steel tanks with French-oak staves. The wine matured for 7 to 9 months before blending..
Subtle orange blossom notes are accompanied by appealing aromas of pear drops, with a balanced palate that ends on a long, pure finish.
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