Farm House Organic Rosé 2017
More elegant than Federer in a Wimbledon final, this silky Shiraz rosé — made with organic grapes grown at Spier — serves up abundant strawberry with hints of vanilla and pepper culminating in a dazzlingly fresh finish. We respectfully suggest ditching the Earl Grey: at teatime, this is a winner when doubled up with egg and watercress sandwiches or smoked salmon canapés. Game, set and match!
A silky, elegant wine with a fresh finish. Strawberry and fresh raspberry aromas are supported by hints of vanilla and candy floss. The palate is strawberry dominated with notes of freshly crushed black pepper.
John Platter Wine Guide 2020 - 4.5 stars
Smoked salmon or egg canapés, sushi, avocado tartare and mild cheeses.
TERROIR / SOIL
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
At Spier Home Farm, the differences in altitude, aspect, solar radiation and wind exposure result in significant mesoclimate differences over short distances. This, coupled with variations in soil (mainly Escourt), creates terroir that ensures full and complex wines with unique character and style.
The organically grown Shiraz grapes used in the Spier Farm House Organic Rosé were hand harvested early in the morning in 8kg lug boxes in two intervals. This ensured we could utilise the higher natural acidity found in the grapes harvested at the beginning of the harvest period, as well as the fuller complexity of grapes harvested at a later stage. Hand sorting followed pre-cooling. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and no skin contact was given. The natural yeast flora of the grapes completed the fermentation in a combination of French oak barrels and ceramic eggs in a temperature-controlled environment. A low-intervention approach was used throughout the winemaking process.