Wine Review: Spier Rosé 2017

Basic Information: Spier Rosé 2017

Producer – Spier Wines

Vintage – 2017

Region – South Africa – Stellenbosch

Varietal – Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Pricing – $9.99

Alcohol – 13.5%

Appearance

Wine is clear and pale salmon in color.

Aroma/Nose

Nose is clean with medium(–) intensity aromas. The aromatic characteristics of this wine consist of crisp melon, strawberry and watermelon.

Taste/Palate

This is a dry wine with medium acidity and body. Flavors of strawberry, watermelon and honey dew melon liven the palate. The wine has a medium finish with a very light bread note (more than likely from lees aging process).

Overall Experience

I found this Spier Rosé 2017 to be a fairly simple wine that was a perfect fit for our hot summer beach day. Primarily fruit driven with not a ton of complexity. You will more than likely miss the bready note if you’re not looking for it.

Pairings

Food – Seafood salad, avocado, smoked salmon or egg canapés.

Cigar – Nat Cicco Anniversario 1965Villiger San Doro Claro or La Aroma de Cuba

Publication Ratings

N/A 

Winemakers Notes

Aromas of strawberries and yellow apple, with a crisp fruit finish.

About Spier Wines

Ancient History. New Life.

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 our environment and community. The Spier Hotel and conference team invite you to do business in an inspiring atmosphere.