Springfield Estate Wild Yeast Chardonnay (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    White Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2021

  • Country

    South Africa

  • Region

    Western Cape

  • Sub-Region

    Robertson

  • Grape

    Chardonnay

  • Food Pairing

    Chicken Pot PieTurkeySeafood

  • Farming Method

    Conventional Learn More

  • Vegan Friendly

    Yes

Set in the heart of the mountain-ringed Robertson Valley in the Western Cape of South Africa, Springfield Estate is a family-run wine farm owned by ninth-generation descendants of French Huguenots, who came to South Africa from the Loire in 1688 with bundles of vines under their arms.  The farm has been in the family since 1898 and today, using a combination of sometimes risky winemaking techniques, traditional methods and modern technology, along with a sense of practicality and dogged determination borne from living off the land all their lives, the Bruwer family is able to handcraft wine true to its motto: Made on Honour.  The Springfield philosophy is to produce wine as naturally as possible. They believe that a good farmer is an observant one and that good wine is grown, not made. 

Tasting Notes

Pronounced tropical aromas, ripe pineapple and mango, followed by pear and baked apple and pie crust.  The aromas carry through to the palate with is full with lots of rich fruit, soft acids and steely minerality.  The wild yeast ferment and lees ageing brings complexity to the wine and wonderful texture on the palate.  The finish is lingers pleasantly.    

Method

True to its moniker, the Wild Yeast Chardonnay is fermented using the native, wild yeasts that occur naturally on the skins of the grapes. Unwooded, it is fermented in underground cement tanks in a slow, volatile process that can take anywhere between 6 – 9 months. This method, although risky, results in incredibly expressive wine with a wisdom that is unattainable in wines made using commercial yeasts. Can be enjoyed for the next 3- 4 years.

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$35.00

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