Delucius Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Delucius Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Delucius Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Origin: Voor-Groenberg
IN STOCK
70% Merlot | Cabernet Sauvignon 30%

Bottling Date: 31 May 2021

Release Date: September 2021

Total Production: 1,800 bottles

Growing Season
The summer of 2019 was an unusual one to say the least. The Western Cape was still experiencing its three year drought and the expectation was that the summer season would be exceptionally hot and dry. In October 2018, a very unexpected heat wave hit the Cape Winelands area, which caught most wine-farmers off guard during the blossoming period.

At Woestkloof we had to irrigate to ensure minimal loss in our vineyards. The ripening period in January and February was then unusually cooler than expected, which in effect was very positive for the over all grape analysis and the quality of the wine. Then in March, came an unbelievable and very unseasonable amount of rain, which was very concerning to many wine farmers with later varietals. We had fortunately harvested our Cabernet Sauvignon just prior to these rains. The quality of our grapes from all our varietals were really exceptional.

Vineyards

SIZE 1,14 HA

PLANTED 1996

SOIL Decomposed Granite with traces of Table Mountain Sandstone

Vinification and Ageing
ANALYSIS: Alcohol 14 % vol, Residual Sugar 2.5 gm/l, Total Acidity 6.0 gm/l, pH 3.46

The clusters were hand-picked into 18-kg crates and then selected and sorted by hand before destem, and finally softly crushed. All grapes come exclusively from our own single vineyard block situated on our farm at 200m altitude above sea level.

Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 26-30°C for 10 days, followed by 10-15 days of maceration on the skins. The malolactic fermentation took place mainly in French oak barrels, 45% new french oak and 55% second, third and fourth filled barrels. The wine then remained in barrels, in temperature-controlled cellars for 24 months. After bottling, the wine aged a further 3 months prior to release.

Tasting Notes
Complex, profound nose with a peppery-berry spice, elegant approach on the palate expansive, intense fruit
with a velvety finish. A beautiful wine to be enjoyed with family and friends.
Accolades
4 ½ Star platter
Delucius Syrah 2019

Delucius Syrah 2019

Delucius Syrah 2019

Origin: Voor-Groenberg
IN STOCK
100% Syrah

Bottling Date: 31 May 2021

Release Date: September 2021

Total Production: 1,568 bottles

Growing Season
The summer of 2019 was an unusual one to say the least. The Western Cape was still experiencing its three year drought and the expectation was that the summer season would be exceptionally hot and dry. In October 2018, a very unexpected heat wave hit the Cape Winelands area, which caught most wine-farmers off guard during the blossoming period.

At Woestkloof we had to irrigate to ensure minimal loss in our vineyards. The ripening period in January and February was then unusually cooler than expected, which in effect was very positive for the over all grape analysis and the quality of the wine. Then in March, came an unbelievable and very unseasonable amount of rain, which was very concerning to many wine farmers with later varietals. We had fortunately harvested our Cabernet Sauvignon just prior to these rains. The quality of our grapes from all our varietals were really exceptional.

Vineyards
SIZE 1,14 HA

PLANTED 2014

SOIL Decomposed Granite with traces of Table Mountain Sandstone

Vinification and Ageing
ANALYSIS: Alcohol 14,5 % vol, Residual Sugar 2.9 gm/l, Total Acidity 5.60 gm/l, pH 3.57

The clusters were hand-picked into 18-kg crates and then selected and sorted by hand before destem, and finally softly crushed. All grapes come exclusively from our own single vineyard block situated on our farm at 200m altitude above sea level.

Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 26-30°C for 10 days, followed by 10-15 days of maceration on the skins. The malolactic fermentation took place mainly in French oak barrels, 45% new french oak and 55% second, third and fourth filled barrels. The wine then remained in barrels, in temperature-controlled cellars for 24 months. After bottling, the wine aged a further 3 months prior to release.

Tasting Notes
Complex, profound nose with a peppery-berry spice, elegant approach on the palate expansive, intense fruit
with a velvety finish. A beautiful wine to be enjoyed with family and friends.
Accolades
4 ½ Star platter
Delucius Blanc De Noir 2021

Delucius Blanc De Noir 2021

Delucius Blanc De Noir 2021

Origin: Voor-Groenberg
IN STOCK
100% Syrah

Bottling Date: 1 June 2021

Release Date: September 2021

Total Production: 2,999 bottles

Growing Season
The Cape Winelands was finally relieved from the years of drought due to the decent rains brought on by the winter of 2020. The entire summer season was very much considered to be moderate compared to other summer seasons. The milder summer resulted in the grapes ripening slower and on average the varietals were harvested about 2 weeks later than normal.

It was challenging to wait for the grapes to ripen, but on a positive note, we were able to judge exactly on which day to harvest to achieve perfect ripeness. The harvest of 2021 will definitely be remembered for challenging our patience, but most of all for producing wines of exceptional colour, flavour and above all, great quality.

Vineyards

SIZE 1,14 HA

PLANTED 1980

SOIL Decomposed Granite with traces of Table Mountain Sandstone

Vinification and Ageing

ANALYSIS: Alcohol 13 % vol, Residual Sugar 1.7 gm/l, Total Acidity 5.9 gm/l, pH 3.32

The clusters were hand-picked into 18-kg crates and then selected and sorted by hand before destem, and finally softly crushed. All grapes come exclusively from our own single vineyard block situated on our farm at 250m altitude above sea level.

Followed by a mere 30 minutes skin contact directly in the press before pressing the juice. The wine then remained in a temperature-controlled steel tank for 3 months.

Tasting Notes
Floral nuance builds in the glass with clean finish, crispy and round in the mouth, offering soft fruit and
hints of white pepper with a long lingering finish. A beautiful wine to be enjoyed with family and friends.
Accolades
4 Star platter
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