Top drops #17, Spier MCC 2017 …

Top drops #17, Spier MCC 2017

In Spier, we are blessed with an Estate which offers great wines, great winemakers, fabulous restaurants and family friendly places in our Cape Winelands.  Recently I have had the opportunity to taste some of their sublime wines, The Spier MCC 2017 being one of them. Made by Heidi Deitstein.

Chardonnay & Pinot Noir grapes just harvested

After hand sorting, the grapes were whole-bunch pressed. 10% of the juice was fermented in previous fill 400L French oak barrels. Secondary fermentation took place in the bottle. After the completion of the secondary fermentation, the wine spent 24 months on the lees prior to disgorging.

The Spier Manor House

Pour
From a Champagne shape bottle, closed with natural cork and a wire muzzle to hold the cork in place. In the glass, it is alive with bubbles rushing to the surface to for a crown around the edges. The colour is a pale straw. The livery is simple elegant Spier. The aromas are of fresh sliced Granny Smith Apples and fresh baked almond brioche. The palate is generous with a golden thread of acidity running through from entry to the long aftertaste. A refreshing glass. I really recommend that this wine be enjoyed at any time, special occasions included.

Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery Pasteis de Nata

Pair
The Spier MCC 2017 is a wine to be served well chilled. It is as good as a mid morning refresher as a sundown sipper. Not bad with afternoon tea either. PJ Vadas at the Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery at Spier makes the most utterly delicious creamy Pasteis de Nata, a classic little Portuguese Custard Tart is a good partner in the late afternoon…

Tara & PJ Vadas of the Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery at Spier

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