Spier Wine Farm Signature Merlot 201775cl
Spier Wine Farm Signature Merlot 2018
Description of Spier Wine Farm Signature Merlot 2017
Spier Wine Farm Signature Merlot 2017 (Merlot)
- View: Spier Wine Farm Signature Merlot 2017 has a rich red colour with a regal flare.
- Nose: Strong bouquet of ripe blackberries and plum, with a fresh undertone of mint and eucalyptus.
- Mouth: Juicy on the mouth, with soft tannins and surprisingly smooth.
APPELLATION: Western Cape
VINEYARD: Spier. With the premise of ethical farming as the guide to the making of all wines, this vineyard has been crafting wines since 1692. With the diverse product lines, this estate has fairly gained the recognition of being one of the most important wine producers in South Africa. The mild weather conditions for this harvest has made this Merlot a fine choice for a relaxed occasion.
GRAPES: 100% Merlot.
AGEING: 20% of the wine is matured in French oak barrels, while the rest is matured in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves. This process is carried out for 8-10 months.
PREPARATION: The grapes are collected and selected, before being gently crushed, destemmed, and cooled for two days. Fermentation is then conducted in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 24°C until the must is dry. The wine is then left to mature, with schedule pump-overs three times a day.
PAIRING: This red is ideal for strong meals, such as beef, lamb, and veal.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C
At the four-star Spier Hotel in the Stellenbosch Winelands, guests aren’t just offered a bed and a morning meal; they’re promised a full farm-style experience. Tucked away on one of the oldest and most celebrated wine farms in South Africa, the family-friendly lodging has 1100 hectares of pastoral pastures, leafy vineyards and spectacular scenery at its doorstep, and guests are invited to get lost in the bucolic beauty of the grounds.More about the Winery