Spier Creative Block 2 2019
A masterpiece that turns heads wherever it appears.
Pale straw colour. Tropical character of gooseberries, lime citrus, white peach and subtle cassis, while underlying fynbos and hints of white asparagus deliver vegetal notes. The young palate closes with a long and tightly structured mineral finish.
A blend of 86% Sauvignon Blanc and 14% Semillon. Sourced from four different vineyards planted at an altitude between 204 and 295 meters above sea level. All the vineyards are farmed dry land and have a natural low yield. The southwest-facing vineyards have Clovelly, Oakleaf and Swartland soils. The ocean breeze moderates the heat, giving the berries a longer hanging time on the vine. These conditions create concentrated grapes with intense flavours.
Grapes were hand-harvested early in the morning in 10 kg 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 strain. The fermentation took place under controlled temperatures between 12–14°C. The wine matured for 6 months on the lees before bottling.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
2021 – 4 STARS
Annual South African Report 2020 – 92 points
Veritas Wine Awards 2019 – Double Gold