Delheim Estate Chardonnay Sur Lie
A really excellent Delheim wine. From the south west slopes of the Simmonsberg Mountain. Cold fermentation, malolactic fermentation, matured on lees in French barrique for eleven months. A superb nose of citrus, spice and yeast with a citrus and butterscotch palate.
Delheim is an eco-friendly, family run estate consisting of two properties based in the area of Simonsberg in Stellenbosch. The estate is a mix of pine forest, heath-like shrub land and vineyards, which at 150 ha make up almost half of the land. The vineyards, which sit at elevations between 300 – 500 metres, are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer and (Rhine) Riesling. The soil is predominantly sandy-loam and the yields are low at an average of 6 – 8 tonnes per ha.