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Spier Creative Block 2 White Blend 2021

Tasting Notes

Winery: Spier
Varietal: Other White
SKU: SPICREBL22021 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Spier Creative Block 2 2021

$18.99

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Awards/Reviews

91 pts Tim Atkin MW 2022

Combining fruit from Darling, Durbanville and Stellenbosch, Creative Block 2 is an appealingly herbal cuvee of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, with understated oak, kelp, green bean and grapefruit notes and a racy oyster shell finish. 2022-26

 

4 ½ Stars 2022 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Sauvignon with 6% Semillon, fraction oaked. Following in 20’s footsteps there’s remarkable intensity in 21 (90 pts) but more of a fruit profile here, granadilla & gooseberry, minerality appearing at the end as an additional complex note. Lovely polish, focus. Vegan.

Winemaker Notes

94% Sauvignon Blanc / 6% Sémillon

Pale straw with hints of lime on the edge.

Tropical notes of gooseberry, lime and white peach. Subtle hints of fynbos, Blackcurrant leaf and a touch of white asparagus deliver depth. The palate is young and leads to a long and structured mineral finish.

Four different dryland farmed vineyards planted on an altitude between 204 and 295 metres above sea level were exposed to the cooling ocean breeze, giving the berries a longer hanging time on the vine. These conditions create concentrated grapes with intense flavours.

Grapes were hand-harvested early in the morning in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled before hand-sorting, destemming and crushing. Skin contact was limited to six hours and the free-run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation with a carefully selected yeast strain. The fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures between 12° and 14°C. A small portion of the Sémillon was
fermented in French oak barrels to add complexity to the wine. The wine matured for four months on the lees before bottling.

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