Seven Springs Vineyard is a new South African wine producers from Hemel a Aarde Valley, between the coastal town of Hermanus and the spa town of Caledon, in the picturesque Cape Province. The microclimate of this region with its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean is very special and resembles that of Burgundy and creates additional favourable conditions for grapes like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Winemaker is the young (born -84) Riana van der Merwe from Paarl. She has studied at the University of Stellenbosch and has gained experience in several South African producers such as Backsberg, but has also been to California and northern Rhone valley.
Seven Springs Sauvignon Blanc for 16 Euro per bottle.
The wine has a beautiful light yellow colour as a Nordic sunrise at midsummer. The nose is fresh and full of minerals, pear and pleasant shades of fresh elderflower juice. The taste is great with the perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. Complex aromas emerge with hints of elderflower, citrus, rowanberries, peaches, pears and lovely minerals.
A wine directly from the best springs with excellent crispness and freshness that promises well for the future. Have tried a lot of South African Sauvignon Blancs, and has previously placed Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve as the best one. Now I've found something even better.
I promise to come back with a report from the property later this year from my upcoming trip to the promised land. Already dreaming about what Riana can do with the other grapes as I mentioned earlier. Despite there youth, both the producer and winemaker are new upcoming stars on our wine galaxy.