Thelema Chardonnay 2008
Lovely golden colour and rich aromas that are so typical of our vintage Thelema Chardonnays.
Full flavoured dishes such as lobster, tuna, chicken and pork.
|Varietal||Chardonnay – Clones CY3 & CY5|
|Root stock||101 – 14, R110|
|Soil type||Hutton – decomposed granite|
|Age of vines||Planted 1985, 1986|
|Plant density||3432 vines per hectare|
|Pruning||2-bud spurs every 12cm|
|Yield||Approximately 4.5 t/ha|
|Vintage||Moderate to warm vintage with showers during the latter part of harvest.|
|Picking date||5 - 8th February|
|Grape sugar||23 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.4|
|Fermentation temp||19 °C|
|Method||De-stalk, crush, pressed, settled in horizontal stainless steel tanks and fermented in 228 L French oak barrels.|
|Wood maturation||10 months in French oak barrels, 30% new, balance in 3rd/4th fill|
|Battonage||Barrels stirred every two weeks.|
|Residual Sugar||1.8 g/l|
|Total acid||6.5 g/l|
|Alcohol||13.45 % by volume|
The Current Range
Looking for an older vintage? Please contact us for more information.