Reyneke Biodynamic Red Wine 2008 Reserve 78092.1440660891.1280.1280WINEMAKING

From vineyard to cellar, the grapes are handled with utmost care. They are picked by hand, and immediately cooled when they arrive at the cellar.

The grapes are then hand-sorted and, in spite of strict vineyard practices, up to 10% do not make it past the sorting tables. Special attention is paid to the pressing and crushing process – an area the Cellar Master believes is critical to the quality of the wine.

our approach

In addition to our healthy vineyards, Spier has extensive tracts of land that are farmed.
Animals, including cattle and chickens, are raised on pastures, and contribute to the fertility of the soil. We have a organic vegetable garden with a broad variety of crops.

The ethically produced meat and vegetables are used in our farm-to-table eating experiences Eight and Eight to Go in the preparation of wholesome, delicious dishes and picnics.

We strive to maintain the biodiversity of our farm by balancing vineyard cultivation and food production with planting of indigenous shrubs and trees, and large conservation areas are currently being established

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SOIL

Deep alluvial and decomposed granite soils.

TASTING NOTES

Pale straw in colour with a greenish hue. Intense aromas of gooseberries, passion fruit, green and yellow peppers and hints of tropical fruit on the nose. Medium bodied good balance between fruit and acidity on the palate.

VINIFICATION

Grapes were hand harvested from selected vineyard blocks, received at the cellar, de-stemmed and crushed. It was given short skin contact and then pressed. Clear settled juice was racked from their lees and inoculated with selected yeast strains. Temperature controlled fermentation took place. Only the best tanks are selected for the final preparation of the blend according to the style of the wine. Maturation occurred on the fine lees for another three months to give extra body and elegance, prior preparation for bottling.

WHEN TO DRINK

Enjoy chilled with seafood, pasta and sushi.

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