Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 – BRONZE
Alcohol: 13.71% Residual Sugar: 3.1 g/l Total Acidity: 5.6 g/l pH: 3.41
Harvested 6th March 2013 Bottled: January 2014 Ageing potential: 5-7 years
Production: 3,768 bottles (750ml)
The Seven Springs harvest season had never started so late, for producers across the Western Cape it was not only late but also around two weeks shorter than usual. The prolonged winter conditions had continued well into September in some areas and was followed by a cool spring, with the occasional rains and even floods on some farms. These cold, wet weather conditions ensured even bud burst across the vineyard, and the accumulation of water allowed the vines to cope with the warmer conditions later in the season.