Thelema Shiraz 2011

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, meaty 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 10.2 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage Warm and windy vintage the driest season in some years with different varietals ripening at the same time making it a tough harvest for the winery crew
Picking date 30th of March 2011
Grape sugar 25.5 °B
Acidity 4.6 g/l
pH at harvest 3.88
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 1.6 g/l
pH 3.54
Total acid 5.8 g/l
Alcohol 15.37% by volume
Maturation 2014 – 2020

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

All vintages:

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