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Springfield Estate Life From Stone Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Abrie Bruwer
Main Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Robertson
Alcohol
12.5 %vol
pH
3.5
RS
1.4 g/l
TA
7.2 g/l
FSO2
36 mg/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Body
Medium
Taste
Mineral

Tasting Notes

Stones have no flavour that they impart on wine – they simply make the soil less. If there is less soil the vine produces more concentrated fruit, the same happens with old vines, also when vines are planted in high density. As the rock opposes the vine so does a nearby plant; and age limit growth and crop. Life from Stone has the good fortune to have all these three concentrating factors in its favour – thus the unmatched complexity of a great wine.


Ageing Potential

2-4 years


Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Food Suggestions

Seafood


In The Vineyard

Vineyard: Sauvignon Blanc 14 - 20 -year-old vines, clone SB11E on R110
Yield: 6 t/ha
Terroir
Slope: very gentle, southerly 60/60 vines/ha row direction angled into the sunset
Soil: extremely rocky: 70% quartz, 30% solubles
Climate: moderate summer with low night temperatures, cold winter
Wind: cool south easterly (summer)


In The Cellar

21 days alcoholic fermentation
100 days on primary lees
All racking done under CO²
Stabilized at - 3ºC for 2-3 weeks
80 g/hl Bentonite fining
Filtration: not sterile: only 2.5 micron filtration prior to bottling on the estate



Additional Information

Stones have no flavour that they impart on wine – they simply make the soil less. If there is less soil the vine produces more concentrated fruit, the same happens with old vines, also when vines are planted in high density. As the rock opposes the vine so does a nearby plant; and age limit growth and crop. Life from Stone has the good fortune to have all these 3 concentrating factors in its favor – thus the unmatched complexity of a great wine.