Thelema Shiraz 2017
Aromatic and inviting, this flavourful Shiraz shows ripe black fruit, cassis and lovely spice on the palate.
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 9.8 t/ha|
|Vintage||Cool summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.|
|Picking date||23 - 27 February|
|Grape sugar||23.9 - 25.2 °B|
|Acidity||5.5 - 6.2 g/l|
|pH at harvest||3.5|
|Fermentation temp||26 - 27 °C|
|Method||De-stalked, crushed, pumped into stainless steel tanks, with pump overs being done twice a day. Fermentation and maceration were completed after 9 days.|
|Wood Maturation||18 months in barrel, 37% new French and the balance in older barrels|
|Residual sugar||2.3 g/l|
|Total acid||5.3 g/l|
|Alcohol||14% by volume|
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