Thelema Shiraz 2013
Aromatic and inviting, this flavourful Shiraz shows ripe black fruit, cassis and lovely spice on the palate.
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 12 t/ha|
|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|
|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.