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Spier Farm House Organic Chenin Blanc 2017

Naturally skin fermented Chenin Blanc from 35-year-old dry land Chenin Blanc vineyards. The grapes were harvested at full ripeness and fermented in an older French oak barrel. The wine was bottled with almost no sulphur addition.

Auction Year: 2019

Frans K Smit 20 Year Celebration 2015

The grapes were hand-picked, destemmed and hand-sorted before fermentation. Vintage 2015 was a special year where very little interference and soft extraction in the winemaking process was required. The wine was naturally fermented in 400 litre roller barrels. After 12 months of barrel maturation, the wine was blended and returned to barrel for 12 more
months.

Auction Year: 2019

Spier Frans K Smit 20 Year Celebration 2015

Grapes were hand-picked, destemmed and hand sorted before fermentation. Vintage 2015 was a special year where very little interference and soft extraction in the winemaking process was required. The wine was naturally fermented in 400 litre roller barrels. After 12 months of barrel maturation, the wine was blended and returned to barrel for 12 more months.

Auction Year: 2018

Spier Auction Selection Frans K Smit 2013

The grapes were hand-picked, destemmed and hand-sorted before fermentation in 400
litre roller barrels. Left for extended skin contact over a period of 40 days, the wine was
pressed and transferred to French oak barrels for maturation of 24 months.

Auction Year: 2017

Spier Frans K Smit Auction Selection 2011

This Five Star John Platter wine was fermented in 400 litre roller barrels and a 1000 litre
open top fermenter, followed by 24 months in barrel maturation. A light egg fining rounded
off the tannin structure.

Auction Year: 2016

Spier Frans K Smit Auction Selection 2011

This wine was fermented in 400 litre roller barrels and a 1 000 litre open top fermenter,
followed by 24 months in barrel maturation. A light egg fining rounded off the tannin
structure.

Auction Year: 2015

Spier Auction Reserve Frans K Smit 2010

This wine was fermented in 400 litre roller barrels and a 1000 litre open top fermenter, followed by 24 months barrel maturation. A light egg white fining rounded off the tannin structure. Tasting Notes: Dark edged, this wine shows prominent ripe blackcurrant on the nose with hints of cassis and spicy undertones. It is full-bodied with layers of fruit and spice and a well-integrated tannin structure.

Auction Year: 2014

Spier Auction Reserve Frans K Smit 2010

This wine was fermented in 400 litre roller barrels and a 1000 litre open top fermenter, followed by 24 months barrel maturation. A light egg white fining rounded off the tannin structure. Tasting Notes: Dark-edged, this wine shows prominent ripe blackcurrant on the nose with hints of cassis and spicy undertones. It is full-bodied with layers of fruit and spice and a well-integrated tannin structure.

Auction Year: 2013

Spier Pinotage 2009

The grapes are picked from vineyards planted on a south easterly facing slope within a 4.8 km proximity to the ocean. Tasting Notes: An intense, ruby coloured wine which shows inviting aromas of cherry, well-matured oak spice and hints of tobacco. The palate is beautifully structured and creamy in texture. Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.

Auction Year: 2012

Spier Merlot 2009

The grapes are picked from a vineyard planted on a north westerly slope, 120 metres above sea level. The grapes were harvested at full ripeness. Picked in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled to 8 degrees C prior to crushing. Hand sorting of the bunches was followed by de-stemming, berry sorting and then crushing. Fermentation was in open French oak fermenters. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel, followed by 22 months barrel maturation before bottling. Tasting Notes: The wine shows aromas of cherry, berries and smoky spice with an undertone of savoury earthiness and subtle mint chocolate. The wine is rich and complex with a silky mid - palate and long, lingering finish.

Auction Year: 2012

Spier Merlot 2009

100% Merlot The grapes are picked from a vineyard planted on a North Westerly slope at 120 metres above sea level. The grapes were harvested at full ripeness. Picked in 10 kg lug boxes and pre-cooled to 8 degrees C prior to crushing. Hand sorting of the bunches was followed by de-stemming, berry sorting and then crushing. Fermentation took place in open French oak fermenters. Malolactic fermentation happened in barrel, followed by 22 months barrel maturation before bottling. Tasting note: The wine shows aromas of cherry, berries and smoky spice with an undertone of savoury earthiness and subtle mint chocolate. The wine is rich and complex with a silky mid-palate and long lingering finish. Drink now or within the next 8 to 10 years.

Auction Year: 2011

Spier Pinotage 2009

100% Pinotage The grapes are picked from vineyards planted on a South Easterly facing slope within a 4.8 km proximity to the ocean. Tasting note: An intense ruby coloured wine which shows inviting aromas of cherry, well-matured oak spice and hints of tobacco. The palate is beautifully structured and creamy in texture. The wine will gain additional complexity with cellaring. Drink now or for the next 8 to 10 years.

Auction Year: 2011

Spier Merlot 2008

The grapes were picked from a vineyard planted on a north-westerly slope at 120 metres above sea level. The grapes were harvested at full ripeness. Picked in 10 kg lug boxes, the grapes were pre-cooled to 8 degrees Celsius prior to hand sorting of the bunches followed by destemming, berry sorting and then crushing. Fermentation took place in open top French oak fermenters and Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel, followed by 22 months barrel maturation before bottling. Tasting note: The wine shows aromas of cherry, berries and smoky spice with an undertone of savoury earthiness and subtle mint chocolate. The wine is rich and complex with a dense but silky mid palate and a long, lingering finish.

Auction Year: 2010