Thelema Semillon Late Harvest (375ml) 2013

A light golden dessert wine with very typical Semillon characters of honey blossom, citrus and creme brulee on the nose. The wine is lush and viscous, with flavours of apricots, honey and sweet citrus on the palate.

Maturation

With correct cellaring this late harvest will age exceptionally well.

Food Pairing

Enjoy with dessert or some fine handcrafted cheeses.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Semillon
Root stock R99
Soil type Hutton – decomposed granite
Age of vines Planted 2003
Plant density 3074 vines per hectare
Trellising Vertical hedge
Pruning 2-bud spurs every 12cm
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage Cool start to season delaying harvest by a week or so leading to an exceptional vintage with white wines of great purity, elegance and concentration
Picking date 15th April
Grape sugar 49 °B
Acidity 4.81 g/l
pH at harvest 3.89
Yeasts Zymaflore ST
Fermentation temp 14 °C
Method De-stalked, crushed and inoculated on the skins with Zymaflore ST, macerated on skins for 24 hours and then pressed, settled and fermented in stainless steel tank. Fermentation was stopped at around 11% Alcohol leaving the wine with a residual sugar of around 120 g/l.
Residual sugar 122.4 g/l
pH 3.16
Total acid 7.2 g/l
Alcohol 11% by volume
Maturation 2016 – 2024

A light golden dessert wine with very typical Semillon characters of honey blossom, citrus and creme brulee on the nose. The wine is lush and viscous, with flavours of apricots, honey and sweet citrus on the palate.

All vintages:

2014, 2013