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The Spier winery is located close to the South African town of Stellenbosch. It practises sustainable viniculture and is one of the oldest in South Africa.
"Big, bold, dense and concentrated, especially for a Pinotage, this sees a combination of first and second fill French, American and Hungarian oak and is pretty smoky and toasty at the moment. Give it time, though, because there's also plenty of dark berry and bramble fruit and tannic backbone. 2021-26" (Tim Atkin).
Elaboration of Spier Wine Farm 21 Gables Pinotage 2015
Spier Wine Farm 21 Gables Pinotage 2015 (Pinotage)
- View: dark red, a vibrant red hue.
- Nose: aromas of black cherries caramelized, hints of spice and black chocolate.
- Mouth: Soft entry, full palate, rich fruit and velvety tannins.
VINEYARD: dryland vineyards overlooking False Bay. Decomposed granite floors help water retention because it contains a high proportion of clay.
GRAPES: 100% Pinotage.
PREPARATION: The grapes are harvested by hand (to minimize damage to berries) and cooled before the classification of the bunch. After destemming, the berries were classified by hand to remove raisins, berries pink and large berries. Natural partial fermentation in stainless steel; The rest is inoculated with a strain of yeast especially.
WINE PAIRING: beef, venison, lamb, ostrich, berry juice or strong cheese.
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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