Spier Seaward Shiraz, Coastal Region
- Vintage: 2018
- Origin: Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
- Taste guide: Medium-Full bodied and lightly oaked. The Shiraz shows layered aromas of mulberry, violets and subtle pepper and anise. The mid-palate is balanced with concentrated fruit flavours and smooth, dense tannins.
- 75cl - traditional cork opening - 14.5%
- Food pairing: Red meat dishes, game birds or pasta.
The Seaward grapes are selected from 15–20 year trellised vines in South Africa’s top coastal growing areas. There is a purity of fruit in these wines from renowned winemaker; Spier, with great concentration, balance and finesse.
The topography ranges from flat to eastern-facing slopes that are cooler, thus promoting fruit preservation. Rich, deep, decomposed granite soils with good water retention and medium-fertility resulted in low, concentrated yields that contributed to the fruit complexity and tannin structure. Due to the proximity to the cold Atlantic Ocean, the fruit develops slowly resulting in wines with balanced fruit and acidity.
Going since 1692, Spier is one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms, with a fascinating history and a legacy that the owners never take for granted. Today the farm has a modern, conscious energy. Focused on art and good farming, Spier is about farm-to-table food and accoladed wines. Its people are committed to living and working in ways that bring positive change to the environment and local community.