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.
This is Vina Loca's favourite mid-range Sauvignon Blanc. Chalky, classy, elegant, with touches of tropical fruit aromas. Less aggressive than the Kiwi style. Excellent stuff.
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.
Producer: Springfield Estates
Country: South Africa
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc 100%