To enjoy this wine fully, we suggest decanting for at least two hours before serving at 18°C. It can be enjoyed with any red meat dish, especially lamb casseroles, as the freshness of the Syrah will cut through the fattiness of the meat making the fruity expression of the wine more prominent and also revealing that slight meatiness too. It also pairs well with chocolate for those of you with a sweet tooth.
Alcohol: 14.4% Residual Sugar: 2.5 g/l Total Acidity: 6.2 g/l pH: 3.32
Harvested by hand 12th & 14th March 2014 Bottled: 8 September 2015 Ageing potential: 7-10 years
Production: 12,600 bottles (750ml)
This was the wettest and toughest vintage Seven Springs’ / Hermanus had and it was one on the wettest around the world. Floods and heavy rains throughout the winter, leading to lots of underground water for the vines. Summer canopies were lush and beautiful because of all the excess water, but this summer was hot and humid and not windy at all, which is customary in the Western Cape. This lead to very high disease pressures in the vineyards but gave rise to high yields. This was the vintage where the viticulturists had to show their skill. The quality of wine was determined by the health of your vines and our viticulturist Peter Davison knew his stuff. The cooler regions and white wines were the least affected by the challenging weather.
Watch our video, listen to what our Winemaker has to say about Seven Springs Syrah 2014