Canned Merlot 2018
You’ll never have to pine for red wine after a long day’s hike ever again! Stash a can (or two − it’s super light!) of this instant campfire classic in your rucksack. With its juicy berry flavours, this medium-bodied Merlot is delicious with charcuterie or biltong, cheddar cheese and tall tales by the fire.
Aromas of ripe red and black berries, pomegranate, cherry and hints of mint. The medium-bodied palate offers bright acidity and freshness.
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2020 - Silver
Spier wine in a can is an ideal for picnics and camping trips, and perfectly portioned to share or drink on your own. Decant into a glass, or drink straight from the can - this wine is a companion to light lunches, pizza, vegetarian lasagna and your favourite braai.
TERROIR / SOIL
Combination of decomposed granite and sandstone; this contributes structure and fruit concentration respectively.
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
The climate of each vineyard site varies greatly as their proximity from the cold Atlantic Ocean falls between 20 and 100km. This allows the winemaker to make different styles of wine from the same grape, blending these together for a more complex taste. The trellised vines range in age from 8 to 20 years.
Grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness, de-stemmed and crushed to stainless-steel tanks. After two days of cold soaking, alcoholic fermentation began. Pump-overs resulted in the extraction of colour, flavour and tannin. Malolactic fermentation was done with 20% of the wine in neutral French oak barrels and the remainder in tanks with French oak staves to enhance the wine’s flavour profile and length.