Delheim Chardonnay Sur Lie 2003

Creamy fruits with tropical, concentrated butterscotch and nutty flavours. Good depth and a lively finish with a lingering aftertaste. Elegant, yet firmly structured. Further bottle maturation for 2-3 years after vintage will enhance this wine to a biscuit-rich, full-bodied Chardonnay.

Enjoy with dishes such as roast duck, seafood and poultry.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : The Delheim team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2.75 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : 19-year old Chardonnay vines (Clone CY 270) on the south Western slopes of the Simonsberg mountain at 420 meters above sea level. Average production 6.5 tons per ha.

about the harvest: Grapes are harvested by hand at 23.5 °Balling, pH: 3.40, TA: 6.30

in the cellar : Destalking and crushing followed by mash cooling. Overnight settling with enzymes. Innoculated with selected yeast strains. Cold fermented in steel tanks to 16°Balling and then transferred to 225l French Oak barrels (40% new) to complete fermentation as well as malolactic fermentation. Careful maturation for 9 months on primary lees in the barrels. Batonage once a week during malolactic fermentation and after that every second week ( in total 4 months).

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