I have always been a fan of the Chardonnay Pinot Noir blend and was elated when Spier sent me a bottle of their newly released Chardonnay Pinot Noir… oh my, it is delicious!
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
Mix equal parts of soda water and Spier signature Chardonnay Pinot Noir , stir in ice and add watermelon to taste.
Here is a little more about this award wining wine according to Spier,
TERROIR / SOIL:
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.
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.
Alc: 12.95% TA: 5.7 g/L
RS: 2.7 g/L pH: 3.41
Light salmon pink
Aromas of strawberries and yellow apple, with a crisp fruit finish.
Seafood salad, avocado, smoked salmon or egg canapés.
Photos by Melissa Louise, Editing and compilation by Nikki @ Zana.