Wine of the Month (November ’17)

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spier Creative block 2 - elmarie berry good food

Spier is a household name for so many people, I just live down the road so I am so spoiled to go there often to taste all the new vintages.  When I tasted the Creative block 2, I just knew this was definitely on my blog for November it is so fruity, grenadilla and floral notes come to me and I just think summer and delicious food to go with it.

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This white Bordeaux-style blend is created from ±85% Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. This award-winning wine can be paired with light meals, seafood, or even spicy, Asian-inspired dishes.

Creative Block 2

2017

Wine of Origin:  Stellenbosch

SOIL

South-West facing Vineyards from the cool Tygerberg, Helderberg and Darling. Proximity to ocean 9 – 14 km.

TASTING NOTES

Ripe kiwi fruit and white peaches on the nose with a strong intense green grassy undertone. Perfumed green winter melon, full plated wine with an undertow of green asparagus.

VINIFICATION

Grapes were hand-harvested early in the morning in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled before hand sorting, destemming and crushing. Skin contact was limited to 6 hours and the free run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation with a selected yeast strains. The fermentation took place under controlled temperatures between 12 – 14 °C. The wine matured for 6 months on the lees before bottling

SERVING SUGGESTION

Butter roasted free-range chicken with seasoned goat cheese under the skin or SASSI-friendly fish nuggets with anchovy mayonnaise

 


 

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