Thelema Riesling 2013
Made in an off-dry style with a fragrant, spicy nose. This wine shows hints of sweetness balanced perfectly by the crisp acidity. It 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 6.52 t/ha|
|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 date||16th February|
|Grape sugar||23.16 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.33|
|Fermentation temp||14 °C|
|Method||De-stalk, crush, 12 hours skin contact, pressed, settled and fermented in stainless steel tanks.|
|Residual Sugar||6.1 g/l|
|Total acid||7.3 g/l|
|Alcohol||13.36 % by volume|
|Maturation Pot||2014 – 2022|
Unwooded, off dry style of Riesling with a fragrant spicy nose and delicately balanced sweetness and acidity.