Delheim Estate Chardonnay Sur Lie 2019
A light Chardonnay that is gold in colour with a green hue. Featuring notes of Granny Smith apples, citrus, stone fruit and quince alongside nuances of oak on the nose. Well balanced, structured and elegant, finishing with a mineral touch.
Grapes for this light and vibrant Chardonnay were handpicked and cooled, before being whole bunch pressed the following day. The juice was left overnight for a coarse settling, racked to barrel and inoculated with selected yeast. The wine spends 89 months on the lees in a combination of 228L and 500L French oak barrels, of which 30% were new. Only 20% of the barrels were allowed to complete malolactic fermentation.