Grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness, destemmed and crushed to stainless steel tanks. After two days of cold soaking, alcoholic fermentation began. Pump overs resulted in the extraction of colour, flavour and tannin. Malolactic fermentation was done with 20% of the wine in neutral French oak barrels and the remainder in tanks with French oak staves to complement the wine?s flavour profile and length.
Spier Signature Merlot
This Merlot has a rich, regal red colour to it, with aromas of ripe red and black berries, plums and an undertow of eucalyptus and mint. This Merlot offers juicy fruit and soft tannins.