Thelema Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Unwooded and well-balanced, with fresh melon and grapefruit flavours, and a full palate and zesty finish.


Drinking well now, and will develop well for 2 years.

Food Pairing

As an apertif, or with delicately flavoured foods like salads, oysters, scallops and chicken.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Sauvignon Blanc – Clones 133 ER, SV 316D, 159C, 11R and 7A
Root stock R99 and R110
Soil type Hutton – decomposed granite
Age of vines Planted 1985, 1993, 1997, 2002 and 2007
Plant density 2100 to 3200 vines per hectare
Trellising Vertical hedge
Pruning 2-bud spurs every 15cm and Cane Pruning
Yield Approximately 12 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage The earliest recorded harvest in Sutherland history! Cool summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.
Picking dates 26 January - 15th February
Grape sugar Average 22 °B
Acidity 7.57 g/l
pH at harvest 3.28
Yeasts Vin 7 / Alchemy 2
Fermentation temp 15 °C
Method De-stalk, crushed, pressed, settled & fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Residual Sugar 2.1 g/l
pH 3.27
Total acid 6.6 g/l
Alcohol 13% by volume
Maturation Pot 2015 – 2020

A typical Thelema Sauvignon Blanc – lovely fresh melon and grapefruit flavours, with a full palate that is perfectly balanced.

All vintages:

2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011