Thelema Muscat 2018

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R95.00 per bottle (incl. VAT)

International Customers:
$5.87 per bottle

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An off-dry style of Muscat de Frontignan that shows fragrant aromas of litchis, rose petals and sweet fruit. Beware the irresistable quaffability of this delicious wine.

Maturation

Ready now, but will develop for 2 more years.

Food Pairing

A perfect lunch time wine on its own, or with salads and slightly spicy dishes.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Muscat
Root stock R99
Soil type Hutton – decomposed granite
Age of vines Planted 1986
Plant density 3074 vines per hectare
Trellising Vertical hedge
Pruning 2-bud spurs every 12cm
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage A warm, dry vintage with a late start, resulted in smaller tonnage but yielding balanced, well structured wines with lovely intensity.
Picking dates 12 February 2018
Grape sugar Average 20.8 °B
Acidity 5.9 g/l
pH at harvest 3.44
Yeasts D522
Fermentation temp 14 °C
Method The bunches were destalked, crushed and pressed. The settled juice was fermented cold in stainless steel tanks to retain the wine's perfumed aromas and fruity character.
Residual Sugar 6.0 g/l
pH 3.30
Total acid 6.40 g/l
Alcohol 11.97% by volume
Maturation Pot 2018 – 2020

This wine is made in an off-dry style and shows typical Muscat aromas of litchis, rose petals and sweet fruit. It is a lovely fresh wine with good balance, making it an irresistible quaffer.

All vintages:

2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2018