Child in Time

Limestone Rocks


Petit Verdot is planted on a Limestone Ridge exposed to extreme growing conditions - poor limestone soil, strong winds and constant cold air moving across from the nearby Atlantic Ocean. The Pinotage in the blend is also planted on a North facing Limestone Ridge exposed to same extreme growing conditions resulting in smaller bunches and smaller berries of Pinotage. Grapes were selected and harvested by hand to ensure optimum quality and kept overnight in a cold room at 4 degree Celsius. After destemming whole berries were fermented with indigenous yeast in new French and American oak open barrels. Vinification in new small barrels produces delicate varietal aromas with intense structure. The grapes were first cold-soaked for 6 days and fermented for 10 days with light punch down every two hours, day and night. After pressing the wine was put back in the same barrels for malolactic fermentation and matured for 22 months. After blending the wine was bottled with no filtration. 


Springfontein Wine Estate (Pty)Ltd, PO Box 71, Stanford 7210, Reg. No. 1996/006494/07  VAT No. 402 016 0323
Telephone: 028 341 0651 |  Fax: 028 341 0112 |  Dr. Johst Weber, Director (CEO), Tariro Masayiti – General Manager/ Winemaker