Spier - Creative Block 3 2013Soft Tannins
Rich ruby red with garnet edges. Savoury, perfumed with violets and coriander spice.
Elegant plummy fruit with roadside wild fennel undertow.
Silky mouthfeel, chewy soft tannins with a long aftertaste.
Grapes were hand harvested and pre-cooled prior to de-stemming and sorting. Fermentation took place in both open-tank oak fermenters and stainless steel tanks for up to 14 days.
Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in 300 litre French and American oak barrels for 18 months of which 60% was first fill and 40% second fill.
Wines are made individually to address each varietals need before blending. Selective tasting from the barrels determines the composition of the three varietals in this Rhone style blend for balance between fruit, palate, oak extract and tannin.