Thelema Chardonnay 2018
Aromas of ripe peach, grapefruit marmalade, blossoms and complex yeasty flavours complement the toasty oak in the wine. The palate is clean with a lovely texture and long finish.
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|
|Vintage||A warm, dry vintage with a late start, resulted in smaller tonnage but yielding balanced, well structured wines with lovely intensity.|
|Picking date||2nd - 13th February 2018|
|Grape sugar||22.3 °B|
|Acidity||7 - 8 g/l|
|pH at harvest||3.2 - 3.3|
|Fermentation temp||19 °C|
|Method||De-stalked, crushed, pressed & settled in stainless steel tanks before the clear juice was fermented in 228 L French oak barrels. Small portion whole bunch pressed.|
|Wood maturation||10 months in French oak barrels, 30% new, and the balance in 3rd/4th fill.|
|Residual Sugar||2.8 g/l|
|Total acid||6.3 g/l|
|Alcohol||13.0% by volume|
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