Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Magnum (1.5L)
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.
Already drinking well, and will develop further with age.
A perfect accompaniment to grilled beef, especially with a Béarnaise sauce and rocket salad.
|Varietal||Cabernet Sauvignon – clone 46,169A and 338C|
|Root stock||Mgt 101-14, R110 & R99|
|Soil type||Hutton – decomposed granite|
|Age of vines||Planted in 1988, 1989 & 2002|
|Plant density||3200 vines per hectare|
|Pruning||2-bud spurs every 15cm|
|Yield||Approximately 7.3 tons per hectare|
|Vintage||Cool summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.|
|Picking date||23 February|
|Grape sugar||Approximately 25.5 °B|
|Acidity||5.9 - 6.2 g/l|
|pH at harvest||3.45 - 3.66|
|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||2.3 g/l|
|Total acid||5.6 g/l|
|Maturation||2019 – 2037|
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