Delheim Wild Ferment Chenin Blanc


for the equivalent of £15.50 a bottle

Grower: Delheim Estate
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc
Style: Tropical and Fresh
Country: South Africa
Appellation: Stellenbosch
Vintage: 2020/21
Closure: STELVIN
Alcohol: 13% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Pale gold straw hue. It has an expressive bouquet with a complex array of wild fermentation characteristics are ever present in this edition of the Delheim wild Ferment. Dominant fragrances on stone fruits and orange peel held together by a subtle hint of caramel. Vibrant fruit with plentiful mouth feel and lasting finish are in beautiful harmony on the palate. A truly beautiful display of sublime winemaking.

In 1903 the then owners Messrs van der Byl and the Porters sub-divided the farm latitudinally. In 1938 Hans Otto Hoheisen purchased the 200 ha upper portion and laid the foundations for what would become Delheim. In 1944 a large but fairly basic cellar was constructed. It included a basket press, continuous press, hand pumps and 25 concrete storage tanks. The Delheim Estate is based high up on the Southwestrn slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains. This gives them a challenging but vital environment for producing high quality grapes. There is plenty of wind to cool the grapes and the cool evenings allows the grapes to retain key acidity and flavour compounds. Delheim has one of the longest histories of all the South African wineries and to this day continues to innovate whilst remaining true to their heritage.



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