Thelema Muscat de Frontignan 2013

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 21th February
Grape sugar Average 21.87 °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 7.5 g/l
pH 3.21
Total acid 6.4 g/l
Alcohol 11.71% by volume
Maturation Pot 2013 – 2015

Off-dry. Very fragrant, fresh and in good balance; an irresistible quaffer.

All vintages:

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012