Delheim Spatzendreck 2019
By Christian Eedes, 2 April 2021
Spatzendreck, the natural sweet wine from Delheim in Stellenbosch, got its name when the late Spatz Sperling in 1961 showed a prototype Late Harvest wine to a friend who promptly announced it so awful as to be “dreck” (rubbish) – 2021 therefore something of a 60th anniversary.
The 2019 has just been released at R245 per 500ml bottle. Consisting of 38% Chenin Blanc, 38% Riesling and 24% Muscat d’ Frontignon, grapes are picked at around 30˚ Balling before fermentation and maturation lasting nine months in barrel. The nose shows floral perfume, citrus, stone fruit and spice while the palate is concentrated and flavourful – dense fruit packed around nicely sharp acidity.
CE’s rating: 89/100.
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