The Single Bottlings
Blending and bottling time is incredibly rewarding. Every year we taste standout single wines destined for the Smiley blends that we wish we could share. Finally while blending the V5 Smiley White two barrels of skin contact Chenin Blanc convinced us to bottle a single wine and the “Spesiale” was born. These bottlings showcase something electric. They allow us to highlight the magic and adventure we feel in making the Smileys and keep us approaching the vineyards in new ways.
Smiley Spesiale Skin Contact 2017
Mandarin, clove, aniseed, ginger, cedar wood, Szechuan peppercorns and jasmine on the nose – plenty of spice and citrus intertwined. On the palate the wine has fine tannins from the skin contact, with a long dry finish. For food pairings we recommend Asian orientated cuisine such as Indian or Thai curry dishes as the wine complements the spice, heat and fragrant flavours. Drink now – this is a no sulphur wine not intended for long ageing. 12.5% ABV