Springfield Estate The Work of Time 2001

Springfield Estate The Work of Time 2001

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, by the 2001 vintage 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 10 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 [ 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot ]
winemaker : Abrie Bruwer
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.95 g/l  pH : 3.38  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded

about the harvest: Harvested at full seed ripeness

in the cellar : Cold macerated uncrushed in open fermenters for 10 days
Punched through twice daily
3 Weeks alcoholic fermentation
Oly free run used
100% Malolatic fermentation spontaneously in barrel
18 Months wood maturation in first and second fill - a combination of Sequin Moreau and Radoux 300 litre barrels.

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