Thelema Chardonnay 2020
Fermented and matured in French oak barrels, this medium bodied Chardonnay presents aromas of citrus and hints of peach on the nose with nuttiness on the mid-palate. It is fresh with an underlying minerality but balanced by a long creamy 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 1989, 2000 & 2009|
|Plant density||2500 - 3757 vines per hectare|
|Trellising||Vertical hedge / Guyot|
|Pruning||2-bud spurs every 12 cm.|
|Vintage||Moderate weather during the growing season led to optimal ripening conditions allowing for evenly ripened fruit with great natural acidity and concentration of flavour.|
|Picking date||30 January - 03 March 2020|
|Grape sugar||21.3 - 21.8°B|
|Acidity||8.6 - 9.2 g/l|
|pH at harvest||3.16 - 3.25|
|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, 35% new, and the balance in 3rd/4th fill.|
|Residual Sugar||2.6 g/l|
|Total acid||7.2 g/l|
|Alcohol||13.0% by volume|
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