Cape Winemakers Guild

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.

Winemaker: Frans Smit

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 1 400.00
  • Lowest: R 1 200.00
  • Average: R 1 292.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 133
  • Cases Auctioned 80


  • Alc: 15.20 vol%
  • RS: 4.50 g/l
  • TA: 5.50 g/l
  • pH: 3.50

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