Thelema Shiraz 2004
Showing more earthy and savoury flavours complimented by sweet black fruit.
Grilled meats, casseroles and mature cheeses.
|Varietal||Shiraz, clone SH99/SH9C/SH1A|
|Root stock||101 – 14, R110|
|Soil type||Hutton – decomposed granite|
|Age of vines||Planted 2000 & 2001|
|Plant density||2300 – 3200 vines per hectare|
|Trellising||VSP & Guyot|
|Pruning||2-bud spurs every 12cm & Cane pruning|
|Yield||Approximately 6 t/ha|
|Vintage||Moderate to warm weather, with a long ripening period|
|Picking date||12th - 25th of March|
|Grape sugar||24.8 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.7|
|Yeasts||Natural occurring yeasts|
|Fermentation temp||27 °C|
|Method||De-stalked, crushed, pumped into stainless steel tanks, pumped over for 6 days, left for 2 days before pressing, racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation.|
|Wood Maturation||18 months in 80% French and 20% American oak barrel, 30% new and the balance in older barrels|
|Residual sugar||3.7 g/l|
|Total acid||5.1 g/l|
|Alcohol||14.65% by volume|
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