A range of small-batch, experimental wines from Spier have started to appear under the “Ideology” label and I recently tasted to of them. Tasting notes and scores below:
Spier Ideology Sauvignon Blanc 2012
W.O. Elim. Spontaneous fermentation and barrel matured. The nose shows yellow apple and honey plus some savoury undertones and this follows onto the palate. Lightly oxidative and not too lean. No pyrazine character to speak of bar a little white pepper character. Subtle and nuanced.
Spier Ideology Weisser Riesling 2012
W.O. Tygeberg. Lime, green apple, spice and just the vaguest note of petrol. Rich and smooth textured with nicely coated acidity. Appealing but not super-complex or refined.