Thelema Verdelho 2015

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An unwooded style of the Portuguese variety, Verdelho. This wine shows aromas of apricot and stone fruit on the nose, complemented by zesty citrus, lemon grass and hints of spice on the palate.

Maturation

Drinking well now, and will develop well for 4 years.

Food Pairing

As an apertif, or with delicately flavoured foods like salads, oysters, scallops and chicken.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Verdelho – Clones VH1 B
Root stock R110
Soil type Hutton – decomposed granite
Age of vines 2007
Plant density 3333 vines per hectare
Trellising Guyot
Pruning Cane Pruning
Yield Approximately 3.09 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage The earliest recorded harvest in Thelema history! Cool summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.
Picking dates 21 January
Grape sugar Average 22.8 °B
Acidity 8.56 g/l
pH at harvest 3.17
Yeasts Alchemy 2
Fermentation temp 15 °C
Method Harvested early morning, destalked, crushed and pressed to settling tanks. Clean racked to stainless steel fermentors. 19 day fermentation at 14 degrees and left on the lees for 2 months prior to bottling.
Residual Sugar 3.9 g/l
pH 3.23
Total acid 7.4 g/l
Alcohol 13% by volume
Maturation Pot 2015 – 2020

This wine shows aromas of apricot and stone fruit on the nose, complemented by zesty citrus, lemon grass and hints of spice on the palate.

All vintages:

2015