Thelema Shiraz 2013

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

Maturation

Will continue to develop for 7 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 12 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage Cool start to season delaying harvest by a week or so leading to an exceptional vintage with red wines of great purity, elegance and concentration.
Picking date 12 & 26 of March 2013
Grape sugar 23.5 - 25 °B
Acidity 4.4 - 5.9 g/l
pH at harvest 3.6
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, 35% new French and the balance in older barrels
Residual sugar 1.5 g/l
pH 3.58
Total acid 5.0 g/l
Alcohol 14.0% by volume
Maturation 2016 – 2022

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

All vintages:

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