Springfield Work of Time


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It was our desire to produce a Bordeaux Blend and so we planted the classic varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. These vines were planted on carefully selected sites and took 9 years to reach maturity. The grapes were fermented whole with native yeasts and left for 5 weeks on their skins. The wine was then barrel aged for two years followed by four years of bottle maturation. This wine, rich, classic and complex, truly is a work of time. It will age well for up to 10 years.

33% Merlot
33% Cabernet Franc
20% Cabernet Sauvignon
14% Petit Verdot
Robertson, South Africa
Harvested at full seed ripeness
Cold macerated uncrushed in open fermenters for 10 days
Punched through 3 times daily
3 Weeks alcoholic fermentation; Only free run used
100% Malolatic fermentation spontaneously in barrel
24 Months barrel maturation in 1st and 2nd fill
Sequin Moreau 300L
4 years bottle maturation at 14°C
Unfiltered, Unfined, Unstabilised
Alcohol: 13.8 %
Acidity: 6.4 g/l
PH: 3.37
FSO2:40mg/L at bottling
RS: 2.15 g/L
Slope: Very gentle, southerly
Soil: Chalk, calcareous formations
Climate: Moderate summer with low night temperatures, cold winter
Wind: South Easterly (summer)

Additional information

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 7.5 × 7.5 × 30 cm