Springfield Estate The Work of Time 2003

Springfield Estate The Work of Time 2003

It was our yearning to create a Bordeaux Blend, and so nine years ago the dream came a step closer to reality when we planted the classic ingredients - Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot (Cabernet Sauvignon we already had). Slowly these vineyards matured into steady reliable vines with concentrated fruit. Nine long years later they have reached such an age that the quality warranted new barrels for maturation. Eighteen months of barrel maturation ticked by - a further 18 months bottle maturation before release - our 11 year old dream finally came true. Our patience rewarded in this "work of Time" This traditional wine is unfiltered and unfined, which may deposit a sediment and might require decanting.


variety : Merlot [ 65% Merlot 22% Cabernet Franc 11% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Petit Verdot ]
winemaker : Abrie Bruwer
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.33  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Vintage 2003

Slope: very gentle, southerly Soil: chalk, calcrete formations Climate: moderate summer with low night temperatures, cold winter Wind: cool south easterly (summer)

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