Posts

Gold Sticker

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014

Gold StickerWe are proud to announce that we achieved three excellent awards from the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards. Having decided to enter our Syrah 2012 and our two Chardonnays (oaked 2011 and un-oaked 2012) we were absolutely delighted with getting a GOLD award for our 2012 Syrah and BRONZE for the two Chardonnays. To put this into context it is like winning a medal in the Olympic Games, well in wine terms. As our vines are still very young (the syrah and chardonnay vines were 4.5 years old when the grapes were picked) we are really ‘over the moon’ with the way our vineyard and wines are developing. Testimony for this goes to Riana van der Merwe, our young winemaker, and Peter Davison, our vineyard manager. It is the hard work and dedication of the two of them that has enabled us to achieve this is such a short space of time.

 

SEVEN SPRINGS SYRAH 2012 and OVER THE MOUNTAIN SYRAH 2012 – DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS GOLD http://www.decanter.com/dwwa/wine/713/Seven+Springs-Syrah-2012 The Decanter description for this wine reads:-

“Has opened up nicely to show lovely ripe blueberry fruits with some violets and spice. Lovely fleshy style but with substance, black fruits, fine grained tannins and very well balanced. Has surprising length. I think could develop a lot further still.”
Decanter gold Syrah 2012 001
medal-gold
Two syrahs
SEVEN SPRINGS CHARDONNAY 2011 AND OVER THE MOUNTAIN CHARDONNAY 2011
The Decanter description of this wine reads:-
“A rounded, smooth style with a good tropical fruit character. Toffee notes and a touch of burnt match, but with good elegance and a medium finish.”
Decanter bronze Chardonnay 2011 001
medal-bronze
Chardonnays in a bowl
SEVEN SPRINGS UNOAKED CHARDONNAY 2012 and OVER THE MOUNTAIN UNOAKED CHARDONNAY 2012
The Decanter description of this wine reads:-
“Leaner style drive of mineral, struck match and crisp apple acidity. Concentrated but understated with lovely ripe citrus, tangerine and lemon zest. Fresh and lively.”
Decanter bronze Unoaked Chardonnay 2012 001
medal-bronze
uoc, shell, protea, glass
PINOT NOIR 2011 sm

Pinot Noir 2011 “Young Vines I”

Description
Produced from young vines our Pinot Noir is sophisticated and full of character. It is bright and vibrant in colour with a beautiful balanced red berry flavour, a hint of spice, and an excellent finish. It is a very versatile food wine and will match perfectly with mushroom, duck, beef, lamb or pork dishes.

 Reviews
Review by Decanter: Decanter Magazine had this to say about our Pinot Noir in their August 2013 edition.
Seven Springs, Pinot Noir, Overberg, South Africa  2011. This is the inaugural release of Seven Springs’ Pinot Noir. A  fabulously attractive, versatile wine, it’s laden with ripe black cherries with  leafy underbrush notes and hints of Black Forest gâteau, before unwinding to a  fresh finish. 17pts/20  (90/100pts)
TweetCritique: This is a young and vibrant Pinot Noir, light in colour and a nose that is just pure raspberry. The flavour is full and lingering with fruitiness being the prominent feature – a really special and exciting wine.
Pieter  –  Cork and Wine – Wine Spirit and fine living
Richard Saxton  –  The Grape crusader
Denise Medrano – RedWine.co.uk

 Video Review
Video Review by Simon Woods

 Video
Short video of what to expect of our 2012 Pinot Noir

 

 

Seven Springs Pinot Noir Decanter