Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Delheim Edelspatz 2019 (37.5cl)
Single Vineyard Weisser Riesling
The grapes come from the oldest vineyard block on Delheim planted back n 1985. The maturity of the vineyards with its deep roots produce exceptional quality grapes. Located on the foot slopes in the Simonsberg mountain in a pocket where conditions are optimal for the growth of noble rot, and produce an award-winning noble late harvest wine.
The grapes are picked on numerous occasions. Each parcel is sorted to make sure that only the top quality grapes are selected. These beauties are then whole bunch pressed and fermented in French oak barrels for the duration of 9 months.
Being one of the best noble rot vintages in over a decade, the wine shows classic botrytis characteristics on the nose and complimented with honeysuckle, dried peaches and marmalade. The wine has a perfect balance between sugar and acid, layered with bright fruit and orange blossom.
Enjoy now or cellar for up to 30 years.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES:
Winemag Prescient Top 10 Sweet & Fortified Wines
Winemag – Best Noble Late Harvest
John Platter Guide 5 Stars
Tim Atkin 95 pt
Bottle size 37.5cl