Delheim Wild Ferment Chenin Blanc 2021
By Christian Eedes, 26 January 2023
Stellenbosch property Delheim’s Wild Ferment Chenin Blanc 2021 is first vintage to sport a Certified Heritage Vineyards seal, the block in question planted in 1986, the same year that current winemaker Roelof Lotriet was born!
Matured in a combination of older 500-litre oak barrels and concrete eggs for approximately nine months, the end result is nothing if not characterful. Pear, peach, pineapple and lots of yeasty complexity on the nose before a palate that is relatively rich with tangy acidity and a savoury finish (alcohol is 13.5%). Big on flavour but not short on freshness. Price: R170 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 93/100.
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