Thelema Riesling 2018
Made in off dry style, with delicious lemon fruit, hints of stony minerality, citrus blossom and a clean, crisp finish. The wine shows a delicate balance of sweetness and acidity.
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 6.6 t/ha|
|Vintage||A warm, dry vintage with a late start, resulted in smaller tonnage but yielding balanced, well structured wines with lovely intensity.|
|Picking Date||16th February 2018|
|pH at harvest||3.2|
|Fermentation temp||14 °C|
|Method||The grapes were gently de-stemmed, pumped through our mash cooler, (Glycol set at 5°C) to cool the fruit down, receives a dose of pectolytic enzymes as well as a small amount of SO2 to aid in the juice clarification process, prevent oxidation and spontaneous fermentations. Overnight skin contact to aid in the de-juicing process, the grapes are then pressed first thing in the morning. Juice clarification takes place via cold settling, the juice is allowed to settle overnight, then racked to its fermentation tank early the following morning. We inoculate with a commercial yeast strain, the ferment runs at 14°C, to maintain a progressive yet stable fermentation curve. The resultant wine is left on its gross lees for 6 months after which we rack it and add a light fining to clean them up a bit for evaluation after which it is bottled.|
|Residual Sugar||5.7 g/l|
|Total acid||6.6 g/l|
|Alcohol||12.5 % by volume|
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