Delheim Grand Reserve 2007

Aromas of rich dark fruit and leather, backed by mint and smoky undertones. Full-bodied and intense, with a cigar box finish. Worthy of ageing for six to ten years.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot ]
winemaker : Brenda van Niekerk
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.29 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 6.50 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The Cabernet is sourced from two separate vineyards of 6.3ha of double-row bush vines, bearing 3.4 tons/ha, one of which is 20- and the other 26-years-old. Intensive summer pruning was done to ensure maximum sunlight and wind penetration without damaging the vines, as well as crop thinning to optimise sugar and colour accumulation in the grapes. These vineyards are drip-irrigated to prevent the vines from becoming stressed. The Merlot is from a 5-year-old, non-irrigated vineyard in the Simonsberg bowl.

about the harvest: The grapes were handpicked.

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