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NOTES: Apple / Pear Pineapple Chamomile Honey
BODY: Medium -
DRYNESS: Very Dry
ORIGIN: Coastal Region (Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Swartland, Constantia & More), South Africa
- Chenin Blanc
AWARDS: >90 pts
ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: Sushi, Chili crab in the bag, ikan penyet
WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: Pasta, Salad, Goat Cheese
Spier Signature Chenin Blanc 2022
Spier Signature Chenin blanc is crisp and fruity and has an acidity that is lively enough to appeal to the most hardened of Sauvignon Blanc lovers (go on, try it!). With fresh flavours of guava, pear, apple and a hint of lychee, this delightfully versatile crowd-pleaser pairs well with most food. A pale yellow with green shades, this well-balanced white has a powerful finish.
This Signature Chenin Blanc is made in a wonderfully fresh and style, with an elegant taste and splashing fruit. The grapes undergo a short contact with the skins on arrival, to give them more taste. The wine is fermented in tank, and also matures in tank, to preserve all the fruit. Moreover, the Chenin Blanc has enough character on its own. It matures for another three months on the yeast cells, which makes it extra rich and firm in character. A delicious, smooth and fresh Chenin Blanc is the result.
The grapes are sourced from trellised and bush vines produced in 10 – 15 tons per hectare. The vines were grown in a combination of alluvial, well-drained and aerated soils, as well as decomposed granite soils from mountain foothills.
The grapes were hand-harvested, de-stemmed and slightly crushedbefore pressing with a brief contact on the skins. The free fun juice settled in the tanks overnight. The clear settled juice of each individual block selections (some kept separate, and some blended) was racked from the lees and inoculated with selected yeast strains. Temperature was controlled during fermentation and maturation occurred on the fine lees for another 3 months to give extra body and elegance to this unoaked wine. The wines of the Spier Estate in Stellenbosch are organically produced. This means that no fertilizers, chemical pesticides and no pesticides such as herbicides are used.