Springfield Estate Special Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Springfield Estate Special Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc 2008

This wine originates from 23-year-old vines rooted in sand rock formations in the estates riverine area. It is a richly concentrated wine from the estate''''s prime site for Sauvignon Blanc. Treated tenderly in the cellar with minimal intervention, the full expression of the terroir has been allowed, and the resultant complex, sensuous combination of passion fruit and flintiness gives a full mouthful with stylish length. Will mature beautifully for 2-4 years.

vineyard   Sauvignon Blanc 23-year-old vines, clone SB242 on root stock Ramsey

yield   5.5 t/ha
vintage   2008
origin   Robertson, South Africa
oenology   Harvested at night on 30 January 2008
18 days fermentation
100 days lees contact
racked only twice, under CO2
stabilized at -3ºC for tartrates
80 g/hl Bentonite fining

filtration Not sterile: only 2.5 micron filtration prior to bottling on the estate

alcohol: 12.9
acidity: 7.8
pH: 3.4
FSO2: 39 at bottling
sugar: 1.1 g/l

slope: very gentle, southerly
soil: 50% rock, 50% sand
climate: moderate summer with low night temperatures, cold winter
wind: cool south easterly (summer)

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Abrie Bruwer
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 1.1 g/l  pH : 3.4  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap