Thelema Shiraz 2016
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 9.5 t/ha|
|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||24th February 2016|
|Grape sugar||24.4 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.65|
|Yeasts||Enoferm Syrah/ NT2020/ WE372|
|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, 30% new French and the balance in older barrels|
|Residual sugar||1.8 g/l|
|Total acid||5.6 g/l|
|Alcohol||14.0% by volume|
|Maturation||2020 – 2027|
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