Thelema Shiraz 2015

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R190.00 per bottle (incl. VAT)

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$11.73 per bottle

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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 A cool start to the season, but warmed up during the peak harvesting period. Very little rain during harvest, resulting in good, healthy fruit.
Picking date 2nd March 2015
Grape sugar 24.6 °B
Acidity 6.0 g/l
pH at harvest 3.45
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 1.7 g/l
pH 3.49
Total acid 5.4 g/l
Alcohol 14.0% by volume
Maturation 2019 – 2026

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

All vintages:

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007