Thelema Shiraz 2007Limited Release
Rich and toasty, this elegant shiraz shows ripe black fruit and cassis, with lovely spicy finish. Full bodied. Will reward cellaring.
Will continue to develop for 6 years from vintage.
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 10.0 t/ha|
|Vintage||Moderate to warm weather|
|Picking date||13 - 17th March|
|Grape sugar||25.5 °B|
|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|
|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.