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Spier Chenin Blanc Signature Collection
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Spier Chenin Blanc Signature Collection 2019

Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South AfricaSouth Africa's climate, and soils, are so well suited to chenin blanc; it's no wonder that the country has more hectares planted than any other (double what is planted in France's Loire Valley). Spier is one of the country's oldest and most significant wineries, with vines first planted on the farm in 1692, and with the first grapes pressed in 1712. Grapes for this friendly chenin comes from the Western Cape's Breede and Coastal regions. After light crushing and brief skin contact, and overnight cold settling, this was tank fermented where it spent three months on lees before bottling. Orchard fruit fresh, with pear, white peach, lemon verbena on the snappy finish, lined with a light bed of lees. Fantastic value, and a lovely naked view of the grape.Tasted: 24 May 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 13.99 BCLS Producer: SpierDistributors: Whitehall Premium Wines & Spirits
Grape: Chenin BlancCSPC: 659037UPC: 00606655000299