Thelema Shiraz 2012

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

Maturation

Will continue to develop for 7 years from vintage.

Food Pairing

Grilled meats, meaty casseroles and mature cheeses.

View as PDF

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 10.36 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
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
Acidity 5.1 g/l
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
Production 26458 bottles
Residual sugar 2.0 g/l
pH 3.68
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.

All vintages:

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