Thelema Chardonnay 2014

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R145.00 per bottle (incl. VAT)

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$9.54 per bottle

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Aromas of ripe peach, grapefruit marmalade, blossoms and complex yeasty flavours compliment the toasty oak in the wine. The palate is clean with a lovely texture and long finish.

Maturation

Good now, will develop well for 3 years.

Food Pairing

Full flavoured dishes such as lobster, tuna, chicken and pork.

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Tasting Notes

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
Trellising Vertical hedge
Pruning 2-bud spurs every 12cm
Yield Approximately 12 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage Very hot and dry vintage, resulting in an early start to the picking, with different varieties ripening at the same time. A tough vintage for the winery crews!
Picking date 10 - 28th February
Grape sugar 22.8 - 24.0 °B
Acidity 5.6 - 8.24 g/l
pH at harvest 3.00 - 3.6
Yeasts D522
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, 35% new, balance in 3rd/4th fill
Battonage Barrels stirred for several months.
Second Fermentation The majority of this bottling completed malolactic fermentation in barrel
Residual Sugar 1.8 g/l
pH 3.43
Total acid 6.2 g/l
Alcohol 14% by volume
Maturation Drinking well now, and will develop more complexity over the next 3 - 5 years.

This wine has a beautiful light straw colour. Aromas of ripe peach, grapefruit marmalade, blossoms and complex yeasty flavours compliment the toasty oak in the wine. The palate is clean with a lovely texture and long finish.

All vintages:

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011