Situated near Stellenbosch, Spier is one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms with a recorded winemaking history dating back to 1692. While rooted in this heritage, they’ve got a vibrant and conscious energy, and are home to one of the largest collections of contemporary South African art.
Grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness, de-stemmed and crushed to stainless-steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation lasted up to 12 days. Malolactic fermentation was done with 20% of the wine in neutral French-oak barrels and the remainder in tanks with French-oak staves to complement the wine’s flavour profile and length.
Appearance: Deep ruby red.
Nose: Bright blackberry and blackcurrant fruit mingle on the nose, supported by cedar spice and dark fruit.
Mouth: The palate is vibrant, exuding a smooth richness thanks to the dense tannins. It’s full-bodied yet ends with a wonderfully refreshing finish.
Food match: This is a perfect Sunday roast wine, ideal with beef or lamb with root vegetables. As a lighter vegetarian alternative, enjoy it with a coriander-crusted mushroom and eggplant burger with savoury sweet potato fries.