Production / Vinification Methods
Grapes come from unirrigated bushvines with yields of between 7 and 8 ton/ha. Hand harvested at optimum ripeness at 24°B. Allgrapesarecrushedandskincontactof 4hoursareallowed to extract the flavours. Light bag press follows and the cleaned juice is fermented to retain maximum aroma. At required sugar level the fermentation process is stopped to produce a well balanced, natural sweet wine.
Soil / Viticulture practices
Grown on selected, deep, red soils with optimum possibilities to ripen the grapes.
The Swartland falls within the coastal winter rainfall area, moderated by cool Atlantic breezes. Annual rainfall: 400mm average.
Odelia is a naturally sweet wine, rich in honey flavours yet perfectly balanced by high acidity and floral aromas. Made from a 100% Bukettraube grapes (pronounced Bu-ke-traw-bah). Enjoy on its own or with a light salad.
Residual Sugar: 28.7 g/l
Total Acid: 6.9 g/l