Springfield Estate The Work of Time 2013

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It displays an array of aromas: dark berries, smoke, cedar, iron, tobacco, pepper and liquorice. The flavours on the palate include cherry, berry and tobacco.

Beef Steak, Lamb Chops, Roast Beef.

variety : Cabernet Franc [ 43% Cabernet Franc, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 14% Petit Verdot ]
winemaker : Abrie Bruwer
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : It will age well for up to 10 years.

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.

in the vineyard : Terroir
Slope: Very gentle, southerly
Soil: Chalk, calcareous formations
Climate: Moderate summer with low night temperatures, cold winter
Wind: South Easterly (summer)

about the harvest: Harvested at full seed ripeness.

in the cellar : Oenology
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.

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