Delheim Chardonnay 2010

Succulent pear and lime balanced by zesty acidity. Medium-bodied, with plump leesy nuance and a brush of oak.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Brenda van Niekerk
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.93 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 6.43 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : 14 and 25-year-old vines grown on the south-facing slopes of the Simonsberg mountain.

about the harvest: Sugar: 22° - 23°B pH: 3.45 Total acidity: 6.4 g/l

in the cellar : After the grapes were destalked, crushed and mash cooled, the juice was settled overnight with enzymes. It was then cold-fermented with the aid of selected yeast strains. 25% of the blend spent eight months on the primary lees in French oak, and 75% was left unwooded. Screw cap closure.

Bottling Date: February 2011
Release Date: FEBRUARY 2011

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