Summer Cocktail with Spier as seen on Melissa Louise December 29, 2014 – Posted in: Food – Tags: , , , ,

Summer Cocktail with Spier as seen on Melissa Louise,

As a part of the #DRINKPINKSPIER experience Spier has launched a signature candyfloss cocktial using the Spier Chardonnay Pinot Noir… How delicious does that sound? I loved this concept but struggled to find candyfloss and nothing screams summer to me more than watermelon!

Here is my version of a summer cocktail with Spier.

What you will need:

1 || Spier Chardonnay Pinot Noir

2 || Soda Water

3 || Watermelon

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Mix equal parts of soda water and Spier signature Chardonnay Pinot Noir , stir in ice and add watermelon to taste. 

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Here is a little more about this award wining wine according to Spier,

ORIGIN:
Coastal

TERROIR / SOIL:
Soils: Kroonstad
South-facing Vineyards from Stellenbosch and Durbanville
Proximity to ocean14 – 20 km.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Chardonnay from Stellenbosch and Pinot Noir from Durbanville with an average age of 14 years yielded the grapes for this wine.

WINEMAKING:
Grapes were hand-harvested early morning in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled before hand-sorting and whole bunch pressing. The juice was transferred into stainless steel tanks. Fermentation took place under controlled temperatures between12 – 14 °C. The wine matured for 3 months on the lees before blending and bottling.

ANALYSIS:
Alc: 12.95% TA: 5.7 g/L
RS: 2.7 g/L pH: 3.41

APPEARANCE:
Light salmon pink

TASTING NOTE:
Aromas of strawberries and yellow apple, with a crisp fruit finish.

SERVE WITH:
Seafood salad, avocado, smoked salmon or egg canapés.

xxx

Photos by Melissa Louise, Editing and compilation by Nikki @ Zana.