2021 Spier Estate Pinotage Shiraz Discover Spier

6.95 5.74
Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Winery Spier Estate
Year 2021
Grape Pinotage Syrah-Shiraz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2024
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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 should 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 wines under the 'Discover' label are for the wine drinkers who like to drink a smooth wine, with a lot of emphasis on the fruit. The Discover Red Muscle is a blend of Shiraz and Pinotage. The grapes are harvested by hand. In the glass, the wine has a beautiful burgundy-red color. The Discover has a full and powerful fragrance, slightly 'smoky', ripe black fruit and mildly spicy. In the mouth, the Discover Spier is pleasantly full and supple, nicely spicy with ripe red and black fruit of cherries and blackberries. A tasty, pleasant red wine. Delicious as a stand-alone glass or at the BBQ, with spicy sausages or with a beautiful beef burger

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Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Winery Spier Estate
Grape Pinotage, Syrah-Shiraz
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2021
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2024
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Screw cap
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard
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