Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest 2011

Aromas of dried apricot, quince and cumquat. Wonderful fruit purity, focused by botrytis. Elegant and intense, with thrilling balance and length.


variety : Riesling | 100 % Rhine Riesling
winemaker : Brenda van Niekerk
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 10.0 % vol  rs : 188 g/l  pH : 4.040  ta : 8.46 g/l  
type : Dessert  style : Sweet  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2012 John Platter Guide - 4 stars
2012 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Gold & Trophy (Best Dessert Wine)

ageing : Ready to drink now, but will benefit from further bottle maturation of up to five years after vintage, provided it is stored under ideal conditions.

in the vineyard : The grapes are from a single 27-year-old vineyard on the north-easterly slope of the Simonsberg mountain. Five tranches of pickings were done between 19 May and 22 June 2011, making it the latest harvest yet at Delheim!

about the harvest: Handpicked grapes, between 34° – 46°B, yielded 2.5t/ha

in the cellar : After harvesting, the grapes were followed by overnight skin contact and pressing. Fermentation was arrested at the correct alcohol to sugar ratio through cooling. Bottled in 375ml bottles.

Bottling Date: August 2011
Release Date: Septmeber 2011

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