Springfield Estate The Work of Time Bordeaux Blend 2015 Vintage

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Time – The lost element in today’s winemaking, can be so precious – yet it is free. It was our desire to produce a Bordeaux Blend and so we planted the classic varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. These vines were planted on carefully selected sites and took 9 years to reach a level of maturity which we felt comfortable to use for the maiden vintage (2001). The grapes were fermented whole with native yeasts (true to our ancient custom) and left for 5 weeks on their skins. A slow 2 years of barrel maturation followed and a further 4 years of bottle maturation. Finally, we released this wine rich, classic and complex from age – of vines and wine. This long wait, justified only by our passion, does bear fruit. It’s called-“The Work of Time”.
ABV: 14%
Style: Red
Origin: South Africa
Volume: 750ml
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 32% Cabernet Franc, 31% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petit Verdot

Taste Characteristics

Light
Bold Smooth
Tannic Dry
Sweet Soft
Acidic
Food Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game, Poultry.
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