Thelema Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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

Maturation

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 A warm, dry vintage with a late start, resulted in smaller tonnage but yielding balanced, well structured wines with lovely intensity.
Picking dates 8th February 2018
Grape sugar Average 22.3 °B
Acidity 7.04 g/l
pH at harvest 3.0 - 3.27
Yeasts Vin 7 / Alchemy 2
Fermentation temp 15 °C
Method De-stalked, crushed, pressed, settled & fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Residual Sugar 1.7 g/l
pH 3.31
Total acid 6.3 g/l
Alcohol 13.5% by volume
Maturation Pot 2018 – 2024

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