Christmas Gift Wrapped Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Spoil yourself or a friend this Christmas with a stylishly wrapped bottle of Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon. This well awarded wine is packed with ripe blackcurrant, coffee flavours and style. Lovely sweet fruit character on the palate with a long and firm finish.
Already drinking well, and will develop for 8 years.
A perfect accompaniment to grilled beef, especially with a Béarnaise sauce and rocket salad.
Complex and stylish, with bags of ripe blackcurrant and coffee flavours. This wine is bone dry, yet exhibits a lovely sweet fruit character on the palate. The finish is long and firm.
|Varietal||100% Cabernet Sauvignon – clone 46,169A and 338C|
|Root stock||101-14, R110 & R99|
|Soil type||Hutton – decomposed granite|
|Age of vines||Planted 1988, 1989 & 2002|
|Plant density||3200 vines per hectare|
|Pruning||2-bud spurs every 15cm|
|Yield||Approximately 8 t/ha|
|Vintage||Like 2008, there was a late start to the 2009 harvest. Long, moderate to dry warm spells led to near perfect ripening conditions. Possibly one of the best vintages the Cape has seen.|
|Picking date||12th March – 15th April|
|Grape sugar||24.7 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.64.9 g/l|
|Yeasts||Natural occurring yeasts|
|Fermentation temp||27 °C|
|Method||De-stalked, hand sorting of berries, crushed, pumped into stainless steel tanks, pumped over for 8 days, left for 3 days before pressing, racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation.|
|Wood maturation||18 months in barrel. 45% new French oak, balance in older barrels.|
|Maturation||2012 - 2020|
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