Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest 2014

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 : 10.67 % vol  rs : 190.0 g/l  pH : 3.47  ta : 9.2 g/l  
type : Dessert  style : Sweet  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2016 John Platter Guide - 4½ stars
2015 Tim Atkin Report - 94 points

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 28-year-old vineyard on the north-easterly slope of the Simonsberg mountain, which yielded 3. tons/ha.

about the harvest: Two tranches of pickings were done between 11 April and 15 April 2014.
Handpicked grapes, between 34.3 - 42.5°B.

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 2014
Release Date: October 2014

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