2023 Spier Estate Chenin Blanc Chardonnay Discover Spier

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Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Winery Spier Estate
Vintage 2023
Grape Chardonnay Chenin Blanc
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2025
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The roots of the Spier house go back to the early years of the colony at the Cape, in 1692. In that year, the original farm in Stellenbosch was founded by the German colonist Arnout Janz. He was also the one who realized that the soil was very suitable for viticulture, and planted the first grape vines. The first grapes were pressed, and the old cellar, which was built in 1767, is one of the oldest wine buildings in the Cape, and is still the proud possession of the estate.

But a lot has changed since the very beginning. Today, Spier is one of South Africa's most innovative wine companies, with a cellar that has been completely modernized and expanded in recent years to realize its great 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. To realize the total production, grapes are also purchased from other producers, but everything is under the full control of Spier's large team of experienced and talented winemakers, led by the chief winemaker, Frans Smit. The winemakers have learned and interned all over the world in order to use their experiences to make high-quality wines.

But of course history has not been forgotten, and Spier still makes wines that are an expression of their 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, different types of wine lovers can enjoy the wines of this company. The wines under the labels 'Discovery' and 'Colours' are for wine drinkers who like to drink a smooth wine, with a lot of emphasis on the fruit. The wines in the Private Collection mainly emphasize the terroir. Millions have been invested in the winery in recent years to bring it out and fully adapt it to the demands of modern wine making. The air-conditioned cellars contain 4,500 barrels for the maturation of the wines.

The wines under the 'Discover' label are for wine drinkers who like to drink a smooth wine, with a lot of emphasis on the fruit. This is made from a combination of Chenin Blanc with Chardonnay. The grape Chenin Blanc is still an important grape for South African wines. The strength of this grape is that it can withstand the heat well, even further inland. This is partly due to the planting in the form of bushes, the 'bush vines', which provide good shade for the grapes. Chardonnay is more often planted on wires, partly because maintenance can be more mechanized in that case. The vines are between 13 and 20 years old and are planted on poor soils, for example on a mix of old river boulders and clay. The grapes are vinified separately block by block, so that only the best cuves can be used for the final wine, which is therefore of beautiful quality. Two months on the lie give it a nice filling and extra depth. Delicious Cape white, a combination of fruit and strength.

In the glass, this white Spier has a light yellow color with a green hint. White fruit, pear and citrus on the nose, hint of anise, melon, apple, a touch of grassiness. In the mouth the wine is aromatic with good acidity, open, tight taste, wonderfully fresh, mineral, guava, nice and juicy, good acidity. The wine is an excellent aperitif and a good accompaniment to chicken dishes, salads, with fresh tomatoes and feta, pasta dishes with turkey, soft cheeses.

Vineyard for 2023 Spier Estate Chenin Blanc Chardonnay Discover Spier

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 domain.

But much has changed since the beginning. Today, Spier is one of South Africa's most innovative wine companies, with a cellar that has been completely modernized and expanded in recent years to deliver on its great ambitions here. And in the same light, we must see the extension 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. To realize the total production, grapes are also bought from other producers, but all under full control of the large team of experienced and talented winemakers from Spier, led by the chief winemaker, Frans Smit. The winemakers have learned and interned all over the world, in order 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 their 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 label 'Discovery' and 'Colors' are for the wine drinkers who like to drink a smooth wine, with a lot of emphasis on the fruit. The terroir is particularly emphasized with the wines in the Private Collection. In recent years, millions have been invested in the winery to release it and to fully adapt it to the requirements of modern winemaking. In the air-conditioned cellars there are 4,500 barrels for maturing the wines.

Winemaking is an art according to the winemakers of Spier. The grapes for the Classic Range grow in specially selected vineyards, picked at optimal maturity and vinified in such a way that all characteristics of the wines are well preserved. Light wood maturation provides an elegant background alongside the fruit notes. The grapes of the Private Collection wines are hand selected in the old, single variety vineyards. After vinification, the wines are aged in French oak barrels. Only then will the final selection of the wines take place, because only the best wines may carry the designation 'Private Collection'. Witness the many awards that Spier has won with these wines.

In addition, a special visitor center has been built, where the wines can be tasted and bought, where a meal or a picnic can be enjoyed. And the whole is also equipped with a golf course and a four-star hotel. A special project from a special company.

More Information
Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Winery Spier Estate
Grape Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2023
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2025
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Screw cap
Promotion Tier Price
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Light, Lightly sweet, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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