Springfield Estate Pinot Noir 2010

Springfield Estate Pinot Noir 2010

The elegant, yet powerful wine was fermented with wild vineyard yeasts, spent one year in barrels and three years in the bottle prior to release.

variety : Pinot Noir [ 100% Pinot Noir ]
winemaker : Abrie Bruwer
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.39  ta : 6.4 g/l  fso2 : 40 mg/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

Our Pinot Noir was planted in 1997 on a rock infested outcrop, too steep for tractors or other implements, so all the tending needs to be done by hand. The extyreme density of 9000 vines per hectare and the scarcity of soil between the abundant rocks results in a viney yielding only a few bunches per year.

in the vineyard : Vineyard Pinot, 17 year old vines;
Yield 3 tons/hectare
Slope: very gentle, southerly
Soil: extremely rocky: 70% quartz, 30% solubles
Climate: moderate summer with low night temperatures, cold winter
Wind: cool south easterly (summer)

in the cellar : Maturation: 12 months in barrels
Bottling: No fining; no filtration

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