Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest 2012

Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest 2012

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 : Reg Holder
wine of origin : Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 11.5 % vol  rs : 159.0 g/l  pH : 3.25  ta : 8.8 g/l  
type : Dessert  style : Sweet  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2013 John Platter Guide - 4½ stars
2013 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Gold & Trophy (Best Dessert Wine)
Decanter World Wine Awards - Gold
2013 IWSC - Gold

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.

Origin
Simonsberg ward, Stellenbosch, South Africa

about the harvest: Five tranches of pickings were done between 24 April and 14 May 2012.
Handpicked grapes, between 34° - 46°B.
Yield: 2.5 tons/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: September 2012
Release Date: Septmeber 2012

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