Life From Stone Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Springfield Estate
Region: Breede River Valley
Country:South Africa

Tasting Notes

This Sauvignon Blanc from the increasingly stylish Robertson region of South Africa is loaded with character and charm. Hot, bright days, cool fresh nights and quartz-dominant soils combine to make an intense, powerful wine with Loire-like flinty minerality alongside beautiful, rich, Sauvignon fruit; lime, gooseberry and passion fruit. Always held in high regard, Springfield’s Life from Stone exemplifies South Africa’s New/Old World juxtaposition in a most delicious way.

Grown around the globe, Sauvignon Blanc is an enjoyable, refreshing dry white wine. Its characteristics vary greatly based on the climate in which it is produced. South Africa Sauvignon Blanc typically combines herbaceous and rich fruit notes. Up to 10% of the country’s total plantings are of this balanced and approachable grape.

The Robertson Valley wine region is locally known as the Valley of Wine and Roses. Famous for both red and white wines, the valley benefits from the cooling effects of the Beede River running through it. The large diurnal shift, which allows the grapes to cool at night, results in wines with crisp acidity and bold flavours.

Life from Stone derives its name from the incredibly rocky soils in which it is grown. Every year the vineyard battles against nature in order to produce highly concentrated, powerful wines with a flinty, mineral character true to the quartz rock in which it is grown.

21 days alcoholic fermentation. 100 days on primary lees. All racking done under CO2. Stabilized at -3ºC for 2-3 weeks. 80g/hl Bentonite fining.

Wine Type: White

Variety: Sauvignon Blanc

Classification: N/A

Orientation: Southerly

Appellation: Robertson Valley

Gradient: gentle

Soil: Extremely Rocky 70% quartz, 30% Solubles

Farming Practices: Sustainable

Residual Sugar: 1.97 g/l

Alcohol: 12.5

Malolactic: No

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: 7.51 g/l

Other Practices: Sustainable