Delheim Chardonnay Sur Lie 2002

Richly concentrated wine with a medley of citrus tones along with overwhelming fresh lemon peel on the nose. A well-balanced wine with subtle oak nuances. Elegant, yet firmly structured. Further bottle maturation for 2-3 years after vintage will enhance this wine to a biscuit-rich, full-bodied Chardonnay. Enjoy with dishes such as roast duck, seafood and poultry.


variety : Chardonnay | Chardonnay
winemaker : The Delheim team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.6 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.39  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : 18-year old Chardonnay vines (Clone CY 270) on the south Western slopes of the Simonsberg mountain at 420 meters above sea level. Average production 5.5 tons per ha.

about the harvest: Grapes are harvested by hand at 22.5° Balling, pH: 3.34, TA: 8.89

in the cellar : Destalking and crushing followed by mash cooling. Overnight settling with enzymes. Inoculated with selected yeast strains. Cold fermented in steel tanks to 16° Balling and then transferred to 225L French Oak barrels (40% new) to complete fermentation as well as malolactic fermentation. Careful maturation for 10 months on primary lees in the barrels. Batonage every second week for 4 months.
Bottling date: December 2002

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