Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest 2014

Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest 2014

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 : 10.67 % vol  rs : 190.0 g/l  pH : 3.47  ta : 9.2 g/l  
type : Dessert  style : Sweet  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2016 John Platter Guide - 4½ stars
2015 Tim Atkin Report - 94 points

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 28-year-old vineyard on the north-easterly slope of the Simonsberg mountain, which yielded 3. tons/ha.

about the harvest: Two tranches of pickings were done between 11 April and 15 April 2014.
Handpicked grapes, between 34.3 - 42.5°B.

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 2014
Release Date: October 2014

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