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Whole Berry Cab Sauvignon 2018
Springfield Estate
Region: Breede River Valley
Country:South Africa
Awards

n/a
Tasting Notes

Springfield’s low-interventionist winemaking style is fully expressed in this juicy, luscious Cabernet crafted from 23-29 year old vines planted in rocky, chalky soils. Velvety and soft with loads of rich red fruits and gentle wood spice alongside classic forest floor Cabernet complexity.
Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted red grape in South Africa. As a relatively late ripener, Cabernet Sauvignon needs a fairly warm climate. Known for its dark color, dense flavour and strong tannins, this thick-skinned grape produces quality wines with aging potential. Particular clones , CA163 on 101/14 and R99.
Region

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.
Vineyard

23-29 year-old vines planted on a gentle southerly slope. The Estate vineyards are planted in stony and rough terrain, in an east-west orientation to best mitigate the scorching heat of the midday sun.
Winemaking

Whole berries, transported using only a gravity flow system, are fermented with natural yeasts and matured in a combination of new and second fill French barrels from renowned cooper, Seguin Moreau. Unfiltered and unfined.

Wine Type: Red

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Classification: n/a

Orientation: Southerly exposure

Appellation: Robertson Valley

Gradient: Gentle

Soil: Rocky and Chalk

Farming Practices: Sustainable

Vinification: Whole berry maceration is followed by fermentation with natural yeasts, racking and one year’s maturation in oak barrels.

Residual Sugar: 1.69 g/l

Alcohol: 13.5

Malolactic: Yes

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: 6.36 g/l

Other Practices: Sustainable