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.
Aromatic and inviting, this Shiraz shows ripe black fruit, cassis and lovely spice on the palate. Full bodied. Will reward cellaring.
|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|
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