International Wine Challenge 2016 – BRONZE
Alcohol: 13.79% Residual Sugar: 1.8 g/l Total Acidity: 6.4 g/l pH: 3.28 Production: 6,738 bottles (750ml)
Harvested 6th March 2014 Bottled: 13th October 2014 Ageing potential: 4-5 years
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.