Coming from the heart of South African wine, Seaward is Spier's line originating in the Coastal Region of the Western Cape. Spanning 105 km North to South and 50 km East to West, this region accounts for half of the country's wine producing land. This area sits between the Atlantic Ocean on the West and the Boland mountains in the East.
Spier itself dates back to 1692 with over 300 years of viticultural history. Their wines are some of the most awarded South African wines available today. In addition to their dedication to producing exceptional wine, they also continue to demonstrate a commitment to giving back and investing in their community. Growing For Good (the emblem you see on the bottom right of the label) stands for a number of their projects that range from their 'Tree Pruners' initiative that provides land and teachers for impoverished communities to learn how to care for indigenous plants that can then be traded for food vouchers, clothing and other necessities. See more here: https://www.spier.co.za/growing-for-good Serve at 17 C. Drink now or save up to 2 years.
We are so pleased by the intense fragrances that seem to just jump out of the glass! There's a prominent earthy quality that reminds us of potting soil and red beets. Spice notes of white pepper and anise linger together with mulberry and red fruits. We also find subtle notes of violet.
Medium bodied with a generous acidity, the fourteen months in oak provides a depth that creates a well-structured and balanced experience. Tons of jammy and overripe red and dark fruits come forward with more subtle notes of tart plum, figs, dates and a touch of cranberry. We also find notes of sage and clove that coalesce with a mineral quality that reminds us of slate. The tannins are light and delicate. We love this approachable wine with a spicy finish that just won't quit!
This wine is perfect for red meats galore! We're dreaming of grilled BBQ red meats (steak, veal, lamb - your pick!) with root vegetables. Want to skip the meat? Try it with vegetarian moussaka.
Shiraz, Trebbiano, Viognier