Delheim Chardonnay 2005

Fresh and fruity with layers of ripe peach, melon and grapefruit. Citrus follows on the palate with good depth and a lively finish.

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

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : The Delheim team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1.88 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 6.62 g/l  
type : White   wooded
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : 8 year old vines grown on the South facing slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain.

about the harvest: Analysis at harvest:
Sugar: 22.5° Balling
pH: 3.4
Total Acidity: 7.4 g/l

in the cellar : Destalking and crushing followed by mash cooling. The juice was settled overnight with enzymes. Cold fermentation with selected yeast strains. 13% finished fermentation in 225 liter French oak barrels. The wood component of the blend matured for 6 months on primary lees in the barriques.

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