Springfield Estate The Work of Time Merlot 2008

Product code: 13SPR12B2008

Quite deep and concentrated on the nose, it opens up on the palate to reveal crisp cassis fruit with smoky edges and a hint of green pepper all hung on a ripe firm structure. Excellent balance.

  • Country:South Africa
  • Region:Robertson
  • Vintage:2008
  • ABV:14%
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
  • Closure:Natural Cork

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Springfield Estate The Work of Time

Product guide note

This wine is a blend of 4 different grape varieties, the most dominant being Merlot followed by Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a tiny amount of Petit Verdot. It has deep ‘cigar box’ and cassis aromas with soft yet concentrated flavours of red and dark fruit, green peppers and a long finish. Springfield’s very own Bordeaux Blend.

Production information

Producer: Springfield Estate

Springfield Estate goes against the grain in order to make sure the drinking experience is perfect at the consumer end and sustainable at its end. The wines are all about the rocky, unforgiving terroir of Robertson, and stand head and shoulders above most producers for sheer quality.

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Production note

Harvested at full seed ripeness. Cold macerated uncrushed in open fermenters for 10 days. Punched through 3 times daily. 3 weeks alcoholic fermentation, only free run used. 100% malolatic fermentation in barrel. 24 months barrel maturation in 1st and 2nd fill Sequin Moreau 300l barriques. 4 years bottle maturation at 14°C. Terroir is very gentle, southerly with chalk soil and calcrete formations. Climate is moderate summer with low night temperatures, cold winter.

  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Vegan Yes

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