Thelema Merlot Reserve 2004
This wine is a blend of the best parcels within our Merlot vineyards, stored under ideal conditions for 7 years. The nose offers up a lovely combination of ripe berries and toasty oak aromas. These flavours follow through onto the palate, with silky tannins and a lovely long chocolatey finish.
The wine has been stored at optimal conditions for the last 7 years and is drinking beautifully now.
Have this with your Christmas roast or duck breast with berry sauce.
This wine is a blend of the best parcels within our merlot vineyards. A wine well structured and showing extraordinary concentrations of ripe berries and cedar wood. Will reward cellaring -2006.
|Varietal||Merlot – Clone 192|
|Soil type||Hutton – decomposed granite|
|Age of vines||Planted 1988|
|Plant density||3200 vines per hectare|
|Pruning||2-bud spurs every 12cm|
|Vintage||Warm, not hot, with a long ripening period.|
|Picking date||8th - 17th March|
|Grape sugar||26 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.4|
|Fermentation temp||28 °C|
|Method||De-stalked, hand sorted, crushed, pumped into stainless steel fermentation tanks, cold soak for two days, and pumped over twice a day for 5 days, an aerated pump over in the morning and a closed circulation in the afternoon. After fermentation the wine is left on the skins for 2 days before pressing, once pressed wine is racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation.|
|Wood maturation||20 months in 100% new French oak barrels|
|Residual Sugar||1.8 g/l|
|Total acid||5.1 g/l|
|Alcohol||15.46% by volume|
|Maturation||Drinking well now|
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