Thelema Muscat de Frontignan 2012

Off-dry, unwooded, fragrant and fresh - beware the irresistable quaffability of this excellently balanced 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 delicately flavoured dishes.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Muscat de Frontignan
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
Yield 6.45 tons
Irrigation Supplementary drip
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
Acidity 7.1 g/l
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
pH 3.34
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.

All vintages:

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012