Delheim Chenin Blanc Wild Ferment 2015

Delheim Chenin Blanc Wild Ferment 2015

Pale straw hues. Aromas of honey, straw and lemon blossom, backed by floral undertones. The palate is rich and layered with flavours of apricots, yellow apple and gooseberry, with subtle oak supporting it. A touch of minerality compliments the finish, rounded off by peach flavours. An elegant and refined example of Chenin Blanc.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Reg Holder
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.21 % vol  rs : 2.80 g/l  pH : 3.31  ta : 6.24 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Mineral   organic
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Drink now or within 3 - 4 years from vintage.

about the harvest: The grapes were handpicked.
Grape Analysis at harvest: Sugar: 22° - 23.5° B pH: 3.31 Total Acidity: 6.99g/l

in the cellar : The grapes were de-stemmed and lightly pressed. A portion was taken directly from the press without settling and the balance was settled overnight, after which the 2 portions were blended together again. 34% of this blend was fermented in tank, while the balance (66%) was fermented in a combination of 225L and 500L French oak barrels. Spontaneous (wild) fermentation was done at low temperatures. Both portions were aged for 7 months on the lees, after which it was racked, blended together again, and lightly fined. A coarse filtration was done prior to bottling.

Bottling Date: December 2015
Release Date: February 2017

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