Spier: Savanha Sun Pinotage/Shiraz 2014

A bouquet of lovely ripe cherries and banana on the nose with whiffs of spicy notes. The palate is bursting with cherries, sweet red plums and raspberries finishing with a soft tannin structure and hints of spice.

$15.50

YEAR: 2014
56% Pinotage / 44% Shiraz

WINEMAKER:

Lizanne Jordaan

ORIGIN:

Western Cape, mainly Slanghoek and Breedekloof area

TERROIR / SOIL:
Alluvial, Silt Dundee, Tukulu, Riverbed and Oakleaf

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
10 – 15 year old trellised and bush vines planted on different slopes yielded the grapes for this wine. The vines received supplementary drip irrigation and produced 10-15 tons per hectare.

Temperature: Winter 15°C; Summer 28°C
Annual Rainfall: 200mm
Proximity to Ocean: 80- 90km

WINEMAKING:
Grapes were handpicked at optimal ripeness sorted, de-stemmed and gently crushed. The juice was chilled at 10-12ºC to enable cold maceration prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Daily pump overs were carried out during fermentation to extract further colour and flavour. Wines that showed well-preserved fruit were selected for blending and fining. Sterile bottling took place 5- 6 months after maturation.

ANALYSIS:

Alc: 13.74 % TA: 6.0 g/L
RS: 2.9 g/L pH: 3.45

APPEARANCE:
Deep red in colour

TASTING NOTE:
A bouquet of lovely ripe cherries and banana on the nose with whiffs of spicy notes. The palate is bursting with cherries, sweet red plums and raspberries finishing with a soft tannin structure and hints of spice.

SERVE WITH:
Roasted chicken with sweet potatoes and green beans on the side or a creamy potato bake.