DELHEIM Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest


100% Weisser Riesling


Simonsberg, South Africa
Vineyard / Estate / Viticulture:
– Soil Type:
– Special Vintage Info: This block of vines are classified as a Single Vineyard block. The significance
of this is that the Weisser Riesling grapes of this block are known for the production of the iconic
Edelspatz for more than a decade already .This specific block is named the Office Block.
Due to the conditions in the winter season and drought, the appearance of ‘Noble Rot’ did not occur.
With the cooler weather conditions at night during the past harvest season, the conditions favoured
the growth of Botrytis Cinerea and Noble Rot occurred again, allowing Delheim to once again be able
to produce this iconic dessert wine.
Vinification / Winemaking:
– How grapes were handled: First hand picking was done on the 28th March. This was picked at a Balling of 36 degrees and delivered only a few crates. The next picking was done on the 13th and 20th April, with the last passing done on the 17th May.
– Fermentation / Yeast Type / Vessel: The grapes were crushed and slowed a day or two skin contact, where-after it was whole bunch pressed.
– Fermentation Management: Fermentation occurred at the correct alcohol to sugar ratio through cooling
– Reasons for this choice:
– Ageing – barrels / size / time:
Technical Analysis:
– Residual Sugar (g/l): 158.2 g/l
– Alcohol: 11.5%
– pH: 3.50
– Total Acidity 5.68 g/l
Tasting Notes:
The wine has a golden straw colour with a youthful green tint hue. On the nose, aromas of apricot, honey, peaches with undertones of orange blossoms and delicate kumquat comes in mind. On the palate, flavours of the above mentioned fruit complimented by a vibrant acidity. This wine would be able to mature for another 5-10 years from vintage.