Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest 2011

Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest 2011

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 : Brenda van Niekerk
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 10.0 % vol  rs : 188 g/l  pH : 4.040  ta : 8.46 g/l  
type : Dessert  style : Sweet  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2012 John Platter Guide - 4 stars
2012 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Gold & Trophy (Best Dessert Wine)

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 27-year-old vineyard on the north-easterly slope of the Simonsberg mountain. Five tranches of pickings were done between 19 May and 22 June 2011, making it the latest harvest yet at Delheim!

about the harvest: Handpicked grapes, between 34° – 46°B, yielded 2.5t/ha

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 2011
Release Date: Septmeber 2011

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