Delhiem Wild fermented Chenin Blanc 2019
A complex and vibrant wine featuring fragrances of stone fruits and orange peel, held together by a subtle hint of caramel. A plentiful mouthfeel and lasting finish helps to display the results of wine produced from sublime vineyards, followed by minimal intervention winemaking and the natural benefits of allowing mother nature to play its part.
A classic vintage, with all Chenin Blanc blocks performing well, the grapes for this wine reached phenolic ripeness and portray all the hallmarks of the classic Wild Ferment Chenin Blanc. Fruit from the two blocks were treated differently in the cellar, with the Bobbejaan being whole bunch pressed and the Ou Jong Steen’s being de-stemmed and crushed. The juice was allowed to settle before being racked into 500L barrels, where indigenous yeast played a huge role in contributing to the profile of this wine. Once matured, the wine was racked off its primary lees and clarified by means of settling, resulting in a wine that is not altered before bottling to contain the most aromatic compound.