Cape Winemakers Guild

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.

Winemaker: Frans Smit

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 1 600.00
  • Lowest: R 850.00
  • Average: R 1 065.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 155
  • Cases Auctioned 52


  • Alc: 14.98 vol%
  • RS: 2.40 g/l
  • TA: 6.00 g/l
  • pH: 3.65

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