Delheim Chenin Blanc Wild Ferment 2017

Delheim Chenin Blanc Wild Ferment 2017

Vibrant pale straw colour with a green hue is detected. Notes ranging from barley, apricots, peaches to tropical fruit are underpinned by well balance acidity and oak flavours. 
The wine follows through with citrus notes that linger on the palate.

Great to pair with herb-crusted goat’s cheese, oyster mushrooms and can be a great companion to southeast Asian inspired dishes or smoked salmon

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Reg Holder
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.38 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.19  ta : 6.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Mineral   organic
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Drink now or within 2 - 4 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : Two blocks namely, Ou Jong Steen and Bobbejaan situated on different soils and elevation above sea level.

about the harvest: The harvest of 2017 delivered wines that are more expressive of fruit flavours than the previously vintage. Two blocks namely Bobbejaan and Ou Jong Steen’s grapes were harvested at different ripening stages. Ou Jong Steen were harvested on the 13th February and the Bobbejaan on the 25th February.

in the cellar : Fruit from the two blocks were treated differently in the cellar with the Bobbejaan being whole bunch pressed while the Ou jong Steen’s grapes was destemmed and crushed. Juice yielded was allowed to settle before it was racked into 500 L barrels where indigenous yeast played a huge role in contributing to the profile of this wine. The wine was aged for another months on its fine lees ensuring the wine to build depth on the finish. After fermentation the wine was racked off its primary lees and clarified by means of fining agents resulting in a wine that wasn’t filtered before bottling in order to contain the most aromatic compound in the wine that would have been lost due to such an action otherwise.

Bottling Date: 17 November 2017
Release Date: June 2018

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