Chenin Blanc Chardonnay 'Discover Spier'
Broad in the scent, pear and citrus, hints of anise, melon, apple, delicious fresh and minerally, with guava, nice and juicy, good acidity. Dry white wine. To drink as an aperitif, or with chicken dishes, salads, pasta dishes with turkey and soft cheeses.
The wines under the "Discover" label are for the wine drinkers who like to drink a smooth wine, with a lot of emphasis on the fruit. This one is made from a combination of Chenin Blanc with Chardonnay. The Chenin Blanc grape is still an important grape variety for South African wines. The strength of this grape is that it can withstand the heat, even more inland. This is partly due to the planting in the form of bushes, the "bush vines", which give the grapes good shade. The chardonnay is planted on wires, partly because maintenance can then be more mechanized in that case. The sticks are between 13 and 20 years old and are planted on poor soils, for example on a mix of old river pebbles and clay. The grapes are vinified separately block by block, so that only the best cuves can be used for the final wine, which is therefore of good quality. Two months on the lie give him a nice filling and extra depth. Delicious Cape white, a combination of fruit and strength.
Chicken dishes, salads, with fresh tomatoes and feta, pasta dishes with turkey, soft cheeses.
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Chenin Blanc (60%) & Chardonnay (40%)
Aromatic and with good acidity, open, tight taste, wonderfully fresh, minerally, guava, nice and juicy, good acidity. Dry white wine.