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Spioenkop Wines 1900 Queen Manthatisi Elgin 2018

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Spioenkop Wines 1900 Queen Manthatisi Elgin 2018

  • Grapes Sauvignon Blanc 70%, Riesling 23%, Chenin Blanc 7%
  • Country South Africa
  • Region: Western Cape Elgin
  • Abv 13.5 %
  • Contans sulfites Yes
  • Organic No
  • Vegan Yes
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker Koen Roose
  • Closure Diam
  • Precise and fresh, with notes of ripe peach, citrus and grapefruit layered with nuances of almond, wet stone and a touch of anise. Harmoniously balanced, the tropical fruit is accented by a lovely earthy savouriness, through to a crisp, fresh finish.

Elgin Valley is surrounded by mountains, which creates a cool micro climate, resulting in temperatures 3°C degrees lower on average than surrounding areas. The valley funnels cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic, which is just seven miles away. The vineyard is situated between 250 to 300 metres above sea-level and has a south-east to easterly aspect to optimise sun exposure. The soils are clay mixed with iron-rich ferricreet cobbles and shale. The clay soils retain exactly the amount of water needed; while the steep slopes and rocky top soils guarantee sufficient drainage. These nutrient-poor soils, combined with a dry farming policy, impart intensity and character to the wine. Planted on steep terraces, the vines have an average age of 11 years and are Lyre and cordon trained. Hand-harvesting takes place into small, 18 kilogram crates.

Koen Roose became the founder, owner, winemaker and viticulturist all in one when he purchased Spioenkop in 2000. A former engineering student, he instead followed his assion for wine and became a qualified sommelier. Having worked vintages in
Burgundy and South Africa, he nurtured his dream of creating a vineyard in the coolclimate region of Elgin. Planted in 2007, the dream became reality, with Koen following a philosophy of dry farming, with low intervention and free from artificial fertilisers,
pesticides and herbicides. The farm is named after the Battle of Spioenkop in 1900, during the Anglo-Boer War. As a history enthusiast, Roose kept the name, and fittingly, Spioenkop is now creating its own history producing award-winning wines and has
been awarded First Growth status by Tim Atkin MW in 2020 and 2021. 

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