Thelema Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Unwooded and well-balanced, with fresh melon and grapefruit flavours, and a full grassy palate.
Drinking well now, and will develop well for 2 years.
As an apertif, or with delicately flavoured foods like salads, oysters, scallops and chicken.
|Varietal||Sauvignon Blanc – Clones 133 ER, SV 316D, 159C, 11R and 7A|
|Root stock||R99 and R110|
|Soil type||Hutton – decomposed granite|
|Age of vines||Planted 1985, 1993, 1997, 2002 and 2007|
|Plant density||2100 to 3200 vines per hectare|
|Pruning||2-bud spurs every 15cm and Cane Pruning|
|Yield||Approximately 6.7 t/ha|
|Vintage||Very hot and dry vintage, resulting in an early start to the picking, with different varieties ripening at the same time. A tough vintage for the winery crews!|
|Picking dates||16th February – 5th March|
|Grape sugar||Average 22.5 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.2|
|Yeasts||Vin 7 / Alchemy 2|
|Fermentation temp||15 °C|
|Method||De-stalk, crushed, pressed, settled & fermented in stainless steel tanks.|
|Residual Sugar||1.68 g/l|
|Total acid||6.5 g/l|
|Alcohol||13.5% by volume|
|Maturation Pot||2012 – 2016|
A typical Thelema Sauvignon Blanc – lovely fresh melon and grapefruit flavours, with a full, grassy palate, all in perfect balance.