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Spier Pinotage Signature Collection 2019

Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South AfricaWinemaker Johan Jordaan has sourced this Pinotage from Durbanville and Darling, up the coast from Cape Town and further inland from Paarl. Like the merlot, this is predominantly aged in stainless steel with the use of French oak staves. Twenty percent of the wine is aged in French barriques for 8 to 10 months. It shows soft, lush black fruits accented by raspberry, dried flowers, and subtle, integrated oak. It's richly concentrated without being over-extracted and doesn't have a problem carrying the 14.5% abv as a result. It also means the tannins are nicely balanced with the fruit, though the finish is still tart and disjointed.Tasted: 13 April 2021Tasted by: Geoffrey Moss MWPrices: BC 15.99 select private retailers AB 15.99 select private wine shops NB 16.99 NBLiquor Producer: SpierDistributors: Whitehall Premium Wines & Spirits
Grape: PinotageCSPC: 520155UPC: 606655000268