Thelema Shiraz 2007

Limited Release

Rich and toasty, this elegant shiraz shows ripe black fruit and cassis, with lovely spicy finish. Full bodied. Will reward cellaring.

Maturation

Will continue to develop for 6 years from vintage.

Food Pairing

Grilled meats, casseroles and mature cheeses.

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Tasting Notes

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 10.0 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage Moderate to warm weather
Picking date 13 - 17th March
Grape sugar 25.5 °B
Acidity 5.0 g/l
pH at harvest 3.78
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 barrel, 40% new French and the balance in older barrels.
Residual sugar 2.2 g/l
pH 3.75
Total acid 4.8 g/l
Alcohol 14.9% by volume
Maturation 2010 – 2015

Rich and robust, this exuberant charmer shows ripe black fruit and spice, with a lovely toasty finish. Full bodied. Will reward cellaring.

All vintages:

2014, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007