The Wine: True to our style the Seven Springs Unoaked Chardonnay 2015 remains a light wine with clean lines and pure fruit flavours with a typical Overberg minerality. As an unoaked Chardonnay this is quite an aromatic wine, showing floral notes of frangipani, sweet allysum and even orange blossomsand surprisingly a hint of oragne sponge cake. A dynamic palette with a grippy bramley apple acidity and wet pebble minerality.
Food Pairing: It also stands up to lightly spicy dishes or soups and is great with chicken salad and a main fish dish.
Grape: Chardonnay 100%
Producer: Seven Springs
Winemaker: Riana Van Der Merwe
Wine Region: Hermanus
At a Glance: ABV: 12.62% RS : 1.7 g/l PH : 3.30 TA : 6.1 g/l
TYPE : White CLOSURE : Screw Cap
Ageing: Enjoy now or cellar for up to 7 years from vintage.
In the Vineyard: This is the vintage we have all been waiting for; in the Overberg, especially the Hermanus area, it was a superb year for all varietals. This is the vintage you want to stock your wine cellar with. The season was preceded by an exceptionally wet year in 2014, making 2015 seem like a dry year, when in fact it was just right. All the climactic conditions aligned, we enjoyed ample spring rains, a cool January and a temperate and dry summer, with only the occasional hot spell.