Set in the heart of the mountain-ringed Robertson Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, Springfield Estate is a vibrant, family-run wine farm. It is owned by the Bruwer family, fourth-generation wine farmers and ninth-generation descendants of the Bruères, French Huguenots who came to South Africa from the Loire in 1688 with bundles of vines under their arms. The present owners of Springfield, brother-and-sister team Abrie and Jeanette Bruwer, are just as dynamic and enthusiastic as their ancestors and are prepared to take risks to do what they love best – making wine. Assisted by a team of dedicated workers, many of whom have been with the Bruwers for decades, winemaker and viticulturist Abrie keeps a watchful eye on the vineyards and the wines. Jeanette co-ordinates the marketing of the estate wines, and spends a great deal of time travelling to promote Springfield both locally and abroad. Back on the estate she is involved hands-on in everything from preparing the soil for new plantings, to driving the fork-lift truck, if necessary. Together Abrie and Jeanette bring a personal touch to the estate, while at the same time enjoying complete control over how things are done. The real magic of Springfield lies in the bottles of hand-crafted wine it produces, true gems of tradition, which offer both quality and individuality in keeping with the estate’s motto: from the grape to the bottle with care and passion.
Bright straw yellow in colour. The bouquet is powerful, butter, honey and tropical fruits, caramel and toast, vanilla, lovely wide and seductive, a pleasant fresh citrus tone, smoky. A powerful, non-dominated by the wood flavor, wide, almost Burgundian in its finesse, good acidity and great length, delicious citrus fruit on the finish.