Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest 2012

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 : Reg Holder
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 11.5 % vol  rs : 159.0 g/l  pH : 3.25  ta : 8.8 g/l  
type : Dessert  style : Sweet  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

2013 John Platter Guide - 4½ stars
2013 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Gold & Trophy (Best Dessert Wine)
Decanter World Wine Awards - Gold
2013 IWSC - Gold

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.

Simonsberg ward, Stellenbosch, South Africa

about the harvest: Five tranches of pickings were done between 24 April and 14 May 2012.
Handpicked grapes, between 34° - 46°B.
Yield: 2.5 tons/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: September 2012
Release Date: Septmeber 2012

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