Thelema Riesling 2015

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

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 A cool start to the season, but warmed up during the peak harvesting period. Very little rain during harvest, resulting in good, healthy fruit.
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 5.3 g/l
pH 3.33
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.

All vintages:

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011