IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING

Spier Creative Block 3

Regular price $30.00

Creative Block is our most awarded range of blends, made with 2,3 or 5 varietals from specially selected vineyard blocks.

The simple, modern and bold design of the Creative Block packaging reflects the craft and passion that goes into each of these award-winning blends.

Named and inspired by the Spier Arts Academy project, our winemakers combine grapes from different vineyard blocks to curate unique tastes - always so much more than the sum of their parts.

Shiraz 91%, Mourvèdre 6 %, Viognier 3%

Vineyard and Climate Conditions
The 2016 growing season started with below-average rainfall in the growing regions. Although the average temperatures remained ideal for spring and early summer, the lower water levels in the soils resulted in small berries with concentrated acidity and tannin. Careful foliage management exposed the grapes to more sun to enhance skin thickness for higher extraction and intensity. Selecting the right picking dates was crucial to achieve optimal ripening and balance in the sugar-to-acid ratio, thereby promising harmonious flavours at lower sugar levels.

Winemaking
Grapes were picked by hand before de-stemming and hand-sorting to remove green, pink and raisin berries. Fermentation in tank took up to two weeks. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in 90% French and 10% American oak 300L barrels (half first fill, half second fill) for 16 months. The wines were made individually to address each varietal’s need for undivided attention and to ensure that the varietals' unique characteristics and site expression were fully forthcoming. Selective tasting from the barrels determined the composition of the blend. The expert blending of this Rhône-style blend has ensured harmony between the three varietals and the ultimate balance between fruit, palate volume, oak extract and tannin.

Appearance
Deep ruby red with a purple rim.

Tasting Notes
Subtle perfumed notes of blackcurrant, blackberry and raspberry, pomegranate and mulberry are followed by spicy flavours of black pepper and coriander. The silky, rich mid-palate is complemented with concentrated fruit and dense, silky tannins.

Food Pairings
Serve with smoked pork belly or a mildly spicy Indian vegetable curry.

750ml
ABV 14.5%
While Quantities Last
Price Includes All Taxes
Shipping Calculated At Checkout
Both Purchaser And Reciever Must Be Of Legal Drinking Age

NEED ASSISTANCE?

VISIT OUR HELP-CENTER

Close (esc)

Popup

Use this popup to embed a mailing list sign up form. Alternatively use it as a simple call to action with a link to a product or a page.

YOU MUST BE LEGAL DRINKING AGE TO VIEW THIS SITE

Are you of legal drinking age?

Search

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now
Sale

Unavailable

Sold Out