Spier Farmhouse Malbec 2016

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South Africa

Malbec is one of our best-selling reds, so we’re always on the lookout for exciting examples to share with you. This delicious discovery hails from Spier, one of South Africa’s oldest estates. Winemaker Johan Jordaan crafted this special Farmhouse release with handpicked grapes from top, organically farmed vineyards in the renowned Paarl district. A few months of oak aging softens the tannins and imparts smoky, chocolatey notes to the Malbec’s deep, dark berry flavors.

South Africa’s wine tradition predates even Bordeaux’s First Growth châteaux. Arnoud Jansz, a member of the Dutch East India Company, planted Spier’s first vines in 1692 and made his first wine in 1700. Today, Spier is one of the most awarded estates in the country and was named South Africa’s Winery of the Year at Mundus Vini a few years ago. The exclusive Farmhouse label celebrates the team’s focus on sustainable farming in vineyards across some of the Cape’s top wine districts.