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.
Delicious now but will develop well over the next 10 more years
An excellent aperitif. Also with salads, chicken and mildly spicy dishes.
|Varietal||Riesling – clone 239|
|Soil type||Hutton – decomposed granite|
|Age of vines||Planted in 1984|
|Plant density||3704 vines per hectare|
|Pruning||2-bud spurs every 12cm|
|Yield||Approximately 6.4 t/ha|
|Vintage||Warm, windy vintage with even ripening resulting in fruit forward well balanced white wines|
|Picking date||16th February|
|Grape sugar||21.7 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.29|
|Fermentation temp||14 °C|
|Method||De-stalk, crush, 12 hours skin contact, pressed, settled and fermented in stainless steel tanks.|
|Residual Sugar||11.9 g/l|
|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.