Delheim Grand Reserve 2006

Aromas of blackberries backed by spice and smokey undertones. The wine is full-bodied and intense, and lingers on the palate.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 98% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Merlot ]
winemaker : Brenda van Niekerk
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.94 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.44  ta : 6.4 g/l  va : 0.55 g/l  so2 : 133 mg/l  fso2 : 31 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : It will benefit from bottle maturation of 6 – 8 years after vintage.

in the vineyard : 98% Cabernet Sauvignon & 2% Merlot. Cabernet comes from two separate vineyards making up 6.3 hectares of double row bushvines, bearing 4.5 tons/hectare. The one vineyard is 25 years old and the other 19. Intensive summer pruning done to ensure maximum sunlight and wind penetration without damaging the vines. Crop thinning done to optimize sugar and colour accumulation to improve overall fruit quality. The vineyard has drip irrigation to prevent vines from becoming stressed. The Merlot comes from unirrigated vineyards in the Simonsberg bowl.

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