7S Unoaked Chardonnay generic

 

dwwa-2016-bronze

 

Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 – BRONZE

 

Tasting Notes

This wine shows aromas of white blossoms, melon and peaches together with a fresh and vibrant palate. It has a beautiful lingering mouth-feel and slight texture that makes this wine a standalone, but also an excellent accompaniment to various dishes; from Sushi, to salads and even spicy soups.
Harvested at low sugar, it has an ideal ripeness for the style of the Unoaked Chardonnay we aim to produce. At this lower sugar level the grapes have fresh or green citrus fruit aromas, subtle notes of blossoms and even a hint of greenery. Also at this low sugar the acidity of the grape is still fresh and this in turn leads to a fresh and crisp palate and a lower alcohol too.

 

Technical Analysis

Alcohol: 12.51%     Residual Sugar: 1.7 g/l     Total Acidity: 6.5 g/l     pH: 3.29
Harvested 19th February 2013    Bottled: October 2014  Ageing potential: 3-4 years
Production: 12,546 bottles (750ml)

Harvest Report

This was the wettest and toughest vintage Seven Springs’ has endured and it was one on the wettest around the world. Floods and heavy rains throughout the winter, leading to lots of reservoir water for the vines. Summer canopies were lush and beautiful because of all the excess water, but overall the Summer was hot and humid and we did not experience the customary wind conditions. This lead to very high disease pressures in the vineyards and action had to be taken. It was a year of high yields and not the best of quality. This was the vintage where the viticulturists had to show their skill. The quality of wine was determined by the health of your vines. Thank goodness we had Peter. The cooler regions and white wines were the least affected by the bad weather.

Watch our video, listen to what our Winemaker  has to say about Seven Springs Unoaked Chardonnay 2014