Thelema Mountain White 2023
This vibrant aromatic wine exhibits beautiful passionfruit and gooseberry aromas which merge with hints of apricot and melon on the nose. The palate is medium bodied with a crisp clean finish. The Sauvignon blanc provides fresh natural acidity, while the Viognier adds palate weight, layers of complexity and depth to the wine.
Cheeses, Oysters or delicate fish like sole.
|Varietal||Sauvignon Blanc & Viognier|
|Soil type||Tukulu / Glenrosa|
|Age of vines||Planted 2005, 2006|
|Plant density||2500 vines/ha|
|Trellising||7 wire Perold with moveable foliage wires|
|Vintage||Drier conditions limited berry mass and subsequently yields, but also ensured outstanding quality.|
|Picking date||14 February 2023|
|pH at harvest||3.2|
|Yeasts||Vin7 / Vin13|
|Fermentation temp||14 °C|
|Method||The grapes were gently de-stemmed, pumped through our mash cooler, (Glycol set at 5°C) to cool the fruit down, receives a dose of pectolytic enzymes as well as a small amount of SO2 to aid in the juice clarification process, prevent oxidation and spontaneous fermentations. Once the press is full the cycle is started, and the juice is moved to a holding tank. Clarification takes place via floatation in the late afternoon and the juice is moved to its fermentation tanks early the following morning. We inoculate with a commercial yeast strain, the ferment runs at 14°C, to maintain a progressive yet stable fermentation curve. The wines are left on their gross lees for 5 months after which we rack them and add a light fining to clean them up a bit for evaluation. After tasting our winemaking team decides on the final blend, the blend is made, and the wine is prepared for bottling.|
|Residual sugar||2.4 g/l|
|Total acid||6.3 g/l|
|Blend||Sauvignon Blanc 88% / Viognier 12%|
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