Delheim Grand Reserve 1999

A collector's choice!!
Hints of cassis, violets and soft berries on the nose, rich vanilla and coffee flavours. Deep ruby colour and a promising nose combines well with layers of fruit enhanced by careful maturing in French barrels, Enjoy with richly sauced beef or loin of venison with wild mushrooms in a cabernet reduction over polenta.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : Conrad Vlok
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.76 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.80  ta : 5.85 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : The wine will develop further with 5-8 years bottle age to a softer, rounder wine.

in the vineyard : 15 year-old double row bushvines planted on slightly East-facing slopes. Drip irrigation used for water stress management.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at 22º Balling.

in the cellar : After destalking and crushing mash was directly pumped into fermentaion tanks. Fermentation took place with aid of selected yeast strains in upright fermenters and rototanks. Temperature controlled at 22-30ºC and rack and return thrice daily. Wine matured for 15 months in 225l French Oak Casks - 40% new wood.

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