Thelema Cap Classique 2017
The 2017 vintage has classic brioche yeasty notes whilst also showing fresh granny smith apples. The palate is lined with lively bubbles and carries a long aftertaste. This brings about a crisp yet rich and creamy mouthfeel.
Perfect for any celebration. Enjoy with Parma ham and Red Figs served with walnuts.
|Varietal||Chardonnay – Clones CY96 & Pinot noir - Clone 115|
|Root stock||101-14 Mgt and R110|
|Age of vines||Planted 2004|
|Plant density||2300 to 2500 vines per hectare|
|Vintage||A moderate summer with very little rain resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.|
|Picking dates||15th January 2017|
|Grape sugar||18.0°B Chardonnay / 18.8°B Pinot Noir|
|Acidity||12.0 g/l Chardonnay / 11.31 g/l Pinot Noir|
|pH at harvest||3.0 Chardonnay / 3.01 Pinot Noir|
|Yeasts||LalvinM & EC1118|
|Fermentation temp||15 °C|
|Method||The grapes were harvested early in the morning by hand to keep the fruit cool. They were loaded straight into the press for a gentle whole-bunch press cycle. The juice was clarified using the cold settling technique and allowed to settle for 48 hours. The clean juice was racked too the fermentation tank where it completed its alcoholic (primary) fermentation at 14 °C. The MCC was allowed to age under crown cap for 63 months, after which the wine was disgorged, and a small amount of Dosage was added.|
|Residual Sugar||5.8 g/l|
|Total acid||8.6 g/l|
|Alcohol||12% by volume|
|Blend||76% Chardonnay 24% Pinot Noir|
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