Delheim Chardonnay 2013

Vibrant fresh citrus and tropical fruit on the nose. Time on lease ads length to the palate that is dominated by summer fruits with hints on citrus.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Reg Holder
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.32 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 6.28 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : 15 -year-old vines grown on the south-facing slopes of the Simonsberg mountain. CY3&5 clones.

about the harvest: Sugar: 21.8° - 23°B 
pH: 3.37 
Total acidity: 6.8 g/l

in the cellar : After the grapes were destalked, crushed and mash cooled, the juice was settled overnight with enzymes. Fermentation started naturally in concrete tanks after which it was inoculated by a selected strain. It was left on lease for 13 weeks, racked lightly fined and filtered.

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