Delheim is owned by the Sperling family. The late Michael Hans “Spatz” Sperling, was the Patriarch and also a South African wine industry legend. His wife Vera still resides on the farm. Eldest son Victor Sperling and eldest daughter Nora Sperling-Thiel serve as Directors of the company and live on the farm with their families. The other two children, Maria and Nicholas, live in Europe.
Picking is done by hand only in the early mornings to keep the temperature as cold as possible. Grapes are de-stemmed and crushed before being transferred into a press where the juice is drained immediately and separated from the skins. Only the free run juice and some of the lightly pressed juice is used for the rose. Fermented in stainless steel this is a crisp zesty style.
This is considered one of the top Pinotage rosés from South Africa, the style is exploding with ripe strawberry and raspberry fruit flavours, followed by a lingering fresh finish.