Thelema Riesling 2011

Made in a German style, with a fragrant, spicy nose. This wine is slightly sweeter than normal, with lower alcohol (12.44%), and will develop complexity with cellaring.

Maturation

Delicious now but will develop well over the next 10 more years

Food Pairing

An excellent aperitif. Also with salads, chicken and mildly spicy dishes.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Riesling – clone 239
Root stock R99
Soil type Hutton – decomposed granite
Age of vines Planted in 1984
Plant density 3704 vines per hectare
Trellising Vertical hedge
Pruning 2-bud spurs every 12cm
Yield Approximately 6.4 t/ha
Irrigation Drip
Vintage Warm, windy vintage with even ripening resulting in fruit forward well balanced white wines
Picking date 16th February
Grape sugar 21.7 °B
Acidity 6.17 g/l
pH at harvest 3.29
Yeasts WE14
Fermentation temp 14 °C
Method De-stalk, crush, 12 hours skin contact, pressed, settled and fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Wood maturation None
Residual Sugar 11.9 g/l
pH 3.17
Total acid 7.6 g/l
Alcohol 12.44 % by volume
Maturation Pot 2012 – 2020

Unwooded German-style Riesling with a fragrant spicy nose and delicately balanced sweetness and acidity.

All vintages:

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011