Thelema Riesling 2014
Made in off dry style, showing fragrant spice on the nose, and flavours of yellow fruit and lime on the palate. The wine shows a delicate balance of sweetness and acidity.
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||A cool start to the season, but warmed up during the peak harvesting period. Very little rain during harvest, resulting in good, healthy fruit.|
|Fermentation temp||14 °C|
|Method||De-stalk, crush, 12 hours skin contact, pressed, settled and fermented in stainless steel tanks.|
|Residual Sugar||5.3 g/l|
|Total acid||6.2 g/l|
|Alcohol||13.00 % by volume|
|Maturation Pot||2016 – 2023|
We make this Riesling in an unwooded, off dry style. The nose shows fragrant spice and aromas of yellow fruit and lime. The palate is juicy with delicately balanced sweetness and acidity.