Time – The lost element in today’s winemaking, can be so precious – yet it is free. It was Sprinfield’s desire to produce a Bordeaux Blend and so they planted the classic varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. These vines were planted on carefully selected sites and took 9 years to reach a level of maturity which they felt comfortable to use for the maiden vintage (2001). The grapes were fermented whole with native yeasts (true to the ancient custom) and left for 5 weeks on their skins. A slow 2 years of barrel maturation followed and a further 4 years of bottle maturation. Finally, we released this wine rich, classic and complex from age – of vines and wine. This long wait, justified only by passion, does bear fruit. It’s called-“The Work of Time”.