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.

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 6.52 t/ha
Irrigation 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 date 16th February
Grape sugar 23.16 °B
Acidity 8.77 g/l
pH at harvest 3.33
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 6.1 g/l
pH 3.18
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.

All vintages:

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011