Springfield Estate Special Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Springfield Estate Special Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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, nettles and minerality.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Abrie Bruwer
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 12.4 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 8.7 g/l  fso2 : 37 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Will mature beautifully for 2-4 years.

in the vineyard : 

Vineyard: Sauvignon Blanc 22-year-old vines, clone SB242 on root stock Ramsey
Yield: 6 t/ha
Terroir slope: very gentle, southerly
Soil: 50% rock, 50% sand
Climate: moderate summer with low night temperatures, cold winter
Wind: south easterly (summer)

about the harvest: Harvested at night in February 2014.

in the cellar : 

Settled without enzymes at -3°C for 2-3 weeks 
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