Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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South African Customers:
R250.00 per bottle (incl. VAT)

International Customers:
$15.43 per bottle

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Complex and stylish, with aromas of ripe blackcurrant, dark chocolate and pencil shavings. This wine is bone dry, yet exhibits a lovely sweet fruit character on the palate, with a lovely long finish.

Maturation

Already drinking well, and will develop for 8 years.

Food Pairing

A perfect accompaniment to grilled beef, especially with a Béarnaise sauce and rocket salad.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal 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
Trellising Vertical hedge
Pruning 2-bud spurs every 15cm
Yield Approximately 7.61 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage A cool start to the season, but warmed up during the peak harvesting period. Very little rain during harvest, resulting in good, healthy fruit.
Picking date 23 - 26 February 2015
Grape sugar Approximately 25.4 - 25.6 °B
Acidity 5.47 - 5.7 g/l
pH at harvest 3.45 - 3.6
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.
Residual sugar 1.82 g/l
pH 3.61
Total acid 5.21 g/l
Alcohol 14.44
Maturation 2018 – 2026

Complex and stylish, with aromas of ripe blackcurrant, dark chocolate and pencil shavings. This wine is bone dry, yet exhibits a lovely sweet fruit character on the palate, with a lovely long finish.

All vintages:

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010