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Spier - Signature Chenin Blanc 2020

White wine from Stellenbosch · South Africa
Price: £56.75
Case Rate: £9.46
Ex Tax: £47.29
Country:
Wine Region: Stellenbosch
Winery: Spier
Wine Maker: Frans K Smit
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Grape Percentage: 100% Chenin Blanc
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
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85 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
Country:
Wine Region: Stellenbosch
Winery: Spier
Wine Maker: Frans K Smit
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Grape Percentage: 100% Chenin Blanc
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now

Wine tasting notes

This Chenin is both crisp and fruity with green guava, pear, apple and hints of litchi on the nose. A well-balanced palate and a strong finish.

Winery information

Spier



With a recorded history dating back to 1692, Spier is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa.

As custodians of this impressive heritage, caring for their land and the surrounding environment is at the very heart of everything they do. Spier is a member of the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative and is committed to re-establishing the rare plant life of their lands.

This investment in terroir not only ensures the sustainability of surrounding areas, but guarantees that they get the best grapes from each vineyard block.

According to winemaker Frans Smit, “Top quality grapes from prime vineyards are the essential building blocks for premium wine, and expressing the very best from the South African terroir”. His philosophy is to get the most out of each grape with as little interference as possible.

Food matching

Serve with crispy bacon, feta and shredded spinach salad, tender fillet of sole in parsley butter or creamy goat's cheese, sushi, pasta and pizza.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014) - 85 pts

The 2014 Signature Chenin Blanc offers simple grapefruit and pineapple scents on the nose. The palate is a little rasping on the entry but there is decent depth and attractive peachy notes on the finish. Good value.


Wine Spectator (2016) - 88 pts

Deliciously bright, with racy star fruit, yellow apple and green fig notes, laced with a pretty verbena thread. A textbook introduction to the grape.


Wine Enthusiast (2016) - 89 pts

Top 100 Best Buys 2018 #10 - This highly aromatic wine starts off with bright aromas of white flowers, fynbos, pink apples and white peaches. The lightweight palate offers clean flavors of peach and melon, with zippy acidity and a brisk finish. It's super tasty and easy to like, so enjoy now.

Vinification notes

Grapes were hand harvested, de-stemmed and slightly crushed before pressing and given brief skin contact. Free run juice settled in the tanks overnight. The following morning the clear settled juice of the individual block selections (some kept separate and some blended) were racked from their lees and inoculated with selected yeast strains. Fermentation was temperature controlled. Maturation occurred on the fine lees for another three months to give extra body and elegance. The wine is not oaked.