2022 Spier Chardonnay Signature
|Type of Wine||White|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (13.5%)|
|Drink window||2022 - 2025|
While the Discover uses grapes from younger vines with slightly higher yields, the 'Classic' Chardonnay gets more depth and concentration from grapes from 12 year old vines, with yields that are well controlled. No attempt is ever made to make it into a kind of white burgundy. On the contrary, it should remain a fresh style of Chardonnay, a wine that manages to seduce by its fruit and juice, and that does not impress by an excess of wood. The grapes are fermented at a low temperature, which perfectly expresses the fruity elements, such as citrus and peach. A couple of months on the lie gives him that delicious fat that makes Chardonnay wines so distinctive and attractive, and which makes them so easy to recognize.
Color : Light golden yellow.
Smell : Exotic fragrance with delicious white fruit, pear and peach, citrus and fruit salad, pleasantly perfumed and open.
Taste : Pleasant, flavoursome, exotic fruit, aromatic and soft , elegant in the taste, with pleasant fat, a hint of lime in the aftertaste.
The Chardonnay is a grape that has managed to adapt seamlessly to the climate of De Kaap. It is of course also a grape that actually feels quite at home anywhere in the world. The beauty of South Africa's vineyards is their diversity. Closer to the sea the wines stay fresher, further inland they are fuller and richer. By combining wines from different vineyards, you can combine these properties nicely in one wine. For this glass of Chardonnay, we look for the best barrels, and also for the barrels that combine best with each other. The first grapes are already harvested in February, to ensure sufficient acidity and freshness. The different plots are harvested by hand and the wines are kept separate, in order to make the best blend on the latter. The wine is mainly made and aged in stainless steel. 5% of the wine undergoes fermentation and maturation in new French barriques, to give it just that pleasant touch of wood, without being overpowering. Subtlety is the trademark here. The grapes are fermented at a low temperature, which perfectly expresses the fruity elements, such as citrus and peach. A couple of months on the lie gives him that delicious fat that makes Chardonnay wines so distinctive and attractive and which makes them so easy to recognize.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Round, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag|
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