2007 Sebeka® Chardonnay Western Cape
2007 Sebeka South Africa Chardonnay is a crisp wine featuring layers of fresh, apples, pears, spicy cloves, and caramelized sugar accented with hints of oak and vanilla on the finish. This well-balanced wine with its slightly creamy texture pairs well with grilled poultry and fish dishes prepared with Cajun spices and fruit salsas. The wine’s bouquet, and distinct but delicate aroma, characterizes the wine’s intricacy yet approachable flavor; it is best enjoyed within one year of release, but should be able to age in the bottle for up to two years.
The most-favorable Chardonnay grapes, grown in Bredekloof, were hand harvested and gently de-stemmed to create the 2007 Sebeka South Africa Chardonnay. They were crushed, pressed, and settled overnight. Each lot fermented in upright stainless steel tanks, retaining the intense fruit flavors of grapes and producing a wine with a clean, balanced structure. To evoke mineral tinges, the juice was allowed a slow fermentation at 14°C. None of the lots underwent malolactic fermentation. Additionally, Blake tasted the final wines and selected the best blend to enhance the complexity of the finished wine.