Thelema Muscat de Frontignan 2012
Off-dry, unwooded, fragrant and fresh - beware the irresistable quaffability of this excellently balanced wine.
Ready now, but will develop for 2 more years
A perfect lunch time wine on its own, or with salads and delicately flavoured dishes.
|Varietal||Muscat de Frontignan|
|Soil type||Hutton – decomposed granite|
|Age of vines||Planted 1986|
|Plant density||3074 vines per hectare|
|Pruning||2-bud spurs every 12cm|
|Vintage||Very hot and dry vintage, resulting in an early start to the picking, with different varieties ripening at the same time. A tough vintage for the winery crews!|
|Picking dates||16th February – 5th March|
|Grape sugar||Average 22.5 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.2|
|Yeasts||Vin 7 / Alchemy 2|
|Fermentation temp||15 °C|
|Method||De-stalk, crushed, pressed, settled and fermented in stainless steel tanks.|
|Residual Sugar||3.19 g/l|
|Total acid||6.0 g/l|
|Alcohol||13.00% by volume|
|Maturation Pot||2012 – 2014|
Off-dry. Fragrant, fresh and in good balance; an irresistible quaffer.