Thelema Sauvignon Blanc 2019
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.
As an apertif or with delicately flavoured foods like salads, oysters, scallops and chicken.
A typical Thelema Sauvignon Blanc – lovely fresh melon and grapefruit flavours, with a full, zesty palate, all in perfect balance.
|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 weather conditions constituted smaller more concentrated berries, leading to wines with|
|great natural acidity and flavour|
|Picking dates 1st February 2019|
|Grape sugar Average 22.4 °B|
|Acidity 8.6 g/l|
|pH at harvest 3.0 - 3.27|
|Yeasts Vin 7 / Alchemy 2|
|Fermentation temp 14 °C|
|Method De-stalked, crushed, pressed, settled & fermented in stainless steel tanks.|
|Residual Sugar 3.1 g/l|
|Total acid 7.1 g/l|
|Alcohol 13.5% by volume|
|Maturation Pot 2020 – 2025|
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