2021 Spier Estate Rosé Discover Spier

100 % of 100
6.95 5.74
Type of Wine Rosé
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Appellation Stellenbosch (Appellatie)
Winery Spier Estate
Year 2021
Grape Pinotage
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2023
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The roots of the house Spier go back to the early years of the colony on the Cape, in 1692. In that year the original farm in Stellenbosch was founded by the German settler Arnout Janz. He was also the one who realized that the soil was very suitable for viticulture, and planted the first vines. The first grapes were pressed, and the old cellar, built in 1767, is one of the Cape's oldest wineries, and is still the proud property of the estate.

But a lot has changed since the very beginning. Today, Spier is one of South Africa's most innovative wineries, with a cellar that has been completely modernized and expanded in recent years to fulfill its grand ambitions here. And in the same light, we must see the expansion of the vineyard area by 100 hectares to a total of 400 hectares, with production increasing by 100,000 boxes, more than a million bottles. In order to realize the total production, grapes are also bought from other producers, but all under the full control of Spier's large team of experienced and talented winemakers, led by the chief winemaker, Frans Smit. The winemakers all over the world have learned and completed internships, in order to be able to make high quality wines with their experiences.

But of course history has not been forgotten, and Spier still makes wines that are an expression of its own identity, wines of the highest quality. Frans Smit wants to make wines with depth, but also with an emphasis on the fruit. By making different series, the different types of wine lovers can enjoy the wines of this company. The wines under the 'Discovery' and 'Colours' label are for the wine drinkers who like to drink a smooth wine, with a lot of emphasis on the fruit. The terroir is emphasized in the wines in the Private Collection. Millions of dollars have been invested in the winery in recent years to release it and fully adapt it to the demands of modern winemaking. The air-conditioned cellars contain 4500 barrels for the maturation of the wines.

The Pinotage grapes for the Discover Rose are harvested by hand. The grapes were destemmed, crushed and left on the skins for ± 6-8 hours to achieve the right rosé color and taste. After soaking, the skins were removed and it ferments temperature controlled in stainless steel. The wine has a light pink color in the glass. In the nose it is an explosion of mainly red fruit, such as red berries and raspberries and is also slightly spicy. The taste is full of fresh and soft. You can taste the red fruit of red berries, raspberries and strawberries. This is a very pleasant rose and also very pleasant in terms of price. The Spier rosé is delicious with chicken salad, pasta with a meat sauce, such as lasagna with minced meat and cheese, great with grilled tuna and hearty meal salads.

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More Information
Type of Wine Rosé
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Appellation Stellenbosch (Appellatie)
Winery Spier Estate
Grape Pinotage
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2021
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2023
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Screw cap
Tasting Profiles Fresh, Fruity, Lightly sweet, Red fruit, Flexible
Drink moments Borrelen, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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