Spier 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

An abundance of cassis and black cherry with concentrated oak aromas of toast and pencil lead.

$46.50

Year: 2013

WINEMAKER:
Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN:
Stellenbosch

TERROIR / SOIL:
Decomposed granite soils on the slopes of the Helderberg mountains.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Temperature: Winter 10/17°C; Summer 14/28°C
Annual Rainfall: 450mm
Proximity to ocean: 7 km
Cool influence from False Bay on the South Western sloping hills and fruit from 10 year old vines on a VSP trellis system were managed to crop 7 tons per hectare.

WINEMAKING:
The grapes were handpicked and hand sorted per berry to source only the best coloured and sized fruit before fermentation. Fermentation was done in a combination of stainless steel and open top oak fermenters for an extended period of 27 days and barreled down to 100% new French oak barrels for 26 months. Barrel selection was done to make the perfect blend for this wine.

ANALYSIS:
Alc: 14.42%
TA: 5.7 g/L
RS: 2.2 g/L
pH: 3.63

APPEARANCE:
Dark concentrated red with a vibrant, youthful rim.

TASTING NOTE:
An abundance of cassis and black cherry with concentrated oak aromas of toast and pencil lead. Full bodied wine with a concentrated structure and opulent finish.

SERVE WITH:
Char grilled sirloin or rib eye. Alternatively serve with a rich oxtail or lamb shank stew.