Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
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 46C ,169A and 338C|
|Root stock||101-14, R110 & R99|
|Soil type||Hutton – decomposed granite|
|Age of vines||Planted 2002, 2003 & 2008|
|Plant density||2000 - 2300 vines per hectare|
|Pruning||2-bud spurs every 15cm|
|Yield||Approximately 9 tons per hectare|
|Vintage||A warm, dry vintage with a late start, resulted in smaller tonnage but yielding balanced, well structured wines with lovely intensity.|
|Picking date||12 - 19 March|
|Method||De-stalked, hand sorting of berries, crushed, pumped into stainless steel tanks, 2 aerative pump-overs per day, pressed off once dry, racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation.|
|Wood maturation||18 months in barrel. 40% new French oak, balance in older barrels.|
|Residual sugar||2.1 g/l|
|Total acid||5.7 g/l|
|Maturation||2021 – 2039|
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