Thelema Riesling 2012

Made in a German style, with a fragrant, spicy nose. This wine is dry with a hint of sweetness, and lower alcohol (11.5%), Will develop complexity with cellaring.


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 Very dry season with ideal cool weather during the ripening period leading to perfect conditions for the 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 5.6 g/l
pH 3.39
Total acid 6.1 g/l
Alcohol 11.56 % by volume
Maturation Pot 2012 – 2022

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

All vintages:

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011