Springfield Life From Stone Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most unique South African white wines and a delight to drink. Whisky & Wine.
I can absolutely remember the first time that I ever tasted Springfield Life From Stone Sauvignon Blanc. It is easily one of the most memorable moments of my life and while I am now not as enamoured of it as I was when I first drank it, it is still one of my favourite South African white wines and I would venture one of the best in the country.
That is a brave thing to say, but it is because it is so unique, and because it is hard to think of anything that approaches it in terms of what it is. A tasting note that captures what we are dealing with here: Brilliant greenish in appearance, this is a dramatic wine full of ripe red peppers and passion fruit. Minerla and gun flint flavours will develop after the first year in bottle. There are other things that you need to take into account here. For one thing the vines are thirty years old and grow and what is described as the rockiest soil on the estate. 70% of the ‘soil’ is quartz.
While this is not a white wine that will appeal to everyone, those to whom it does appeal are life long converts. Because of the full fruity nose and flavour it is the perfect Sauvignon Blanc for a hot summers afternoon.
The winemaker recommends that you lay it down for a year. Guessing how much you are going to enjoy this I would suggest that you buy a few more bottles than you usually would. You can generally pick them up for about R90 which is on the expensive end, but well worth the price.
As far as I am concerned this is one that consistently scores 8 out of ten.