Thelema Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015
Our “M3” vineyard of Sauvignon Blanc offered up an exceptional wine in the 2015 vintage which we had to separate. This intensely aromatic Sauvignon shows aromas of passion fruit, Fynbos and lemon sorbet. Juicy on the palate with a long, zesty finish.
Drinking well now, and will develop well for 3 years.
As an apertif, or with salmon and other delicately flavoured dishes.
This wine was selected from a 17 year old single vineyard. Over the years this parcel has consistently produced lovely wines, then when an exceptional vintage like 2015 arrives, the “M3” vineyard offers something unique which had to be bottled separate from our other Sauvignon Blanc vineyards.
This intensely aromatic Sauvignon shows aromas of passion fruit, Fynbos and lemon sorbet. Juicy on the palate with a long, zesty finish.
|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 1993|
|Plant density||2100 to 3200 vines per hectare|
|Pruning||2-bud spurs every 15cm and Cane Pruning|
|Yield||Approximately 10 t/ha|
|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 2015|
|Grape sugar||22.2 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.09|
|Yeasts||Vin 7 / Alchemy 2|
|Fermentation temp||15 °C|
|Method||De-stalk, crushed, pressed, settled & fermented in stainless steel tanks.|
|Residual Sugar||1.7 g/l|
|Total acid||7.36 g/l|
|Alcohol||13.5% by volume|
|Maturation Pot||2015 – 2020|
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