Thelema Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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


Drinking well now, and will develop well for 3 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 5-7 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage Cool nights throughout the growing season with dry warm days resulted in healthy grapes with smaller berries with great intensity of flavour
Picking dates 23rd January – 13th February
Grape sugar Average 22 °B
Acidity 7.5 g/l
pH at harvest 3.0 - 3.2
Yeasts Vin 7 / Alchemy 2
Fermentation temp 15 °C
Method De-stalked, crushed, pressed, settled & fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Residual Sugar 2.3 g/l
pH 3.12
Total acid 6.8 g/l
Alcohol 13.5% by volume
Maturation Pot 2017 – 2023

A typical Thelema Sauvignon Blanc – lovely fresh melon and grapefruit flavours, with a full, zesty palate, all in perfect balance.

All vintages:

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