Delheim Chardonnay 2001

Fresh fruity style Chardonnay. Delicate citrus aromas on nose complimented by lime fruit and vanilla flavours on the palate. Elegant and a charming, well balanced wine. Enjoy with dishes such as roast duck, seafood and poultry.


variety : Chardonnay [ Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Conrad Vlok
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.67 % vol  rs : 2.04 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.33 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : 100% Chardonnay - vineyards are situated in sandy loam soil and yield of 5.5 tonnes per hectare were achieved.
Age of vines: 15 years
Clone: CY270

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at 23º Balling.

in the cellar : Destalking and crushing followed by mash cooling. The juice was settled overnight with enzymes. Cold fermentation with selected yeast strains. 23% of the blend finished fermentation in 225 litre French oak barrels. The wood component of the blend, spent 10 months on secondary lees in the barriques.

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