Springfield Work of Time 2016
About the Wine
Time – The lost element in today’s winemaking, can be so precious – yet it is free. 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 a level of maturity which we felt comfortable to use for the maiden vintage (2001). The grapes were fermented whole with native yeasts (true to our ancient custom) and left for 5 weeks on their skins. A slow 2 years of barrel maturation followed and a further 4 years of bottle maturation. Finally, we released this wine rich, classic and complex from age – of vines and wine. This long wait, justified only by our passion, does bear fruit. It’s called-“The Work of Time”.
|Wine of Origin :||Robertson, South Africa.|
|Cultivars:||Cabernet Franc 32%, Merlot 31%, Cabernet Sauvignon19%, Petit Verdot 18%.|
|Total Acid:||6.33 g/l|
|Residual Sugar:||2.5 g/l|