Thelema Shiraz 2012
Aromatic and inviting, this Shiraz shows ripe black fruit, cassis and lovely spice on the palate. Full bodied.
Will continue to develop for 7 years from vintage.
Grilled meats, meaty 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 10.36 t/ha|
|Vintage||Very hot and dry vintage, resulting in an early start to the picking, with different varieties ripening at the same time. A tough vintage for the winery crews!|
|Picking date||22nd & 23rd of March 2012|
|Grape sugar||24.5 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.58|
|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||2.0 g/l|
|Total acid||5.1 g/l|
|Alcohol||14.2% by volume|
|Maturation||2015 – 2020|
Aromatic and inviting, this Shiraz shows ripe black fruit, cassis and lovely spice on the palate. Full bodied. Will reward cellaring.