The Wine: This vintage is packed with a flavour-filled and aromatic punch. Concentrated yet a medium body, soft acidity and a clean, refreshing palate interlaced with flavours of green apple, kiwi and grapefruit. The bouquet has floral notes of elderflower and aromas of gooseberry, litchi and grapefruit. Slight hints of green pepper and fig.
Food Pairing: It does really well with Thai curry, seafood that has a tomato based sauce – I know not typical foods you would think of pairing with a Sauvignon blanc, but this isn’t a normal Sauvignon blanc.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Producer: Seven Springs
Winemaker : Riana Van der Merwe
Wine Region: Hermanus
At a Glance: ABV: 13.44% RS : 1.7 g/l PH : 3.30 TA : 6.4 g/l
TYPE : White CLOSURE : Screw Cap
International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017 – SILVER
Ageing: Enjoy now or cellar for 5-7 years.
In the Vineyard: This is the vintage we’ve been waiting for. In the Overberg, especially the Hermanus area, 2015 was a superb year for all varietals. Across South Africa it was equally great, but more for white varietals. This is the vintage you want to stock your wine cellar with. The 2015 season was preceded by an exceptionally wet year in 2014, making it seem like dry year, when instead it was just right. All the climatic conditions aligned, ample rain in spring, cool January and a temperate and dry summer, with the odd heat flash, as we are seeing on a more regular basis now, thanks to climate change.