Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc
Spier is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa with a recorded history dating back to 1692. While rooted in this heritage, the Spier of today has a vibrant and conscious energy. Award-winning wine can be paired with fabulous food, grown either on the farm or by nearby farmers.
Opulent and complex, 21 Gables Chenin Blanc offers the perfect balance between citrusy acidity and honey sweetness. The ripe, concentrated grapes for this wine were carefully handpicked. After crushing, only free-run juice was used and fermented in French oak barrels. The wine was further matured for another 14 months on the lees. Ranging from 300 to 2500 l in size, and with 60% of them new, the barrels were low in toast and tight grained, perfectly matching the old vine fruit. The oak plays an important role in the 21 Gables Chenin Blanc, adding structure, mouthfeel and particular presence. Fermentation stopped naturally and left a hint of residual sugar.
The nose immediately offers ripe, baked apples and apple pie spice. A combination of savoury notes and pure fruit gives beautiful layers of complexity to a rich entry and powerful palate.
Strewn with yellow fruits and framed by a fine acidity, opulent caramel, vanilla cream and toasted cashews notes line the finish.