Delheim Chardonnay Sur Lie 2005

Veritas 2006 - Bronze
2006 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Silver
Richly concentrated with a medley of citrus tones. A well-balanced wine, elegant, yet firmly structured.


variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : The Delheim team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.72 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2006 - Bronze
2006 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Silver (80/100)
in the vineyard : 20-year old Chardonnay vines (Clone CY 270) on the south Western slopes of the Simonsberg mountain at 420 meters above sea level.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand.
Analysis at harvest:
Sugar: 22.5°B.
pH: 3.40
Total Acidity: 7.5 g/l

in the cellar : Destalking and crushing followed by mash - cooling. Overnight settling with enzymes. Inoculated with selected yeast strains. Cold fermented in steel tanks to 16°B and then transferred to 225l French Oak barrels (37% new) to complete fermentation as well as malolactic fermentation. Careful maturation for 10 months on primary lees in the barrels. Batonage once a week from malolactic fermentation (for duration of 8 months in total).

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