Thelema Verdelho 2020
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.
As an apertif, or with delicately flavoured foods like salads, oysters, scallops and chicken.
|Varietal||Verdelho – Clones VH1 B|
|Soil type||Hutton – decomposed granite|
|Age of vines||2007|
|Plant density||3333 vines per hectare|
|Yield||Approximately 11.7 t/ha|
|Vintage||Moderate weather during the growing season lead to optimal ripening conditions allowing for evenly ripened fruit with great natural acidity and concentration of flavour.|
|Picking dates||27 January 2020|
|Grape sugar||22.4 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.19|
|Fermentation temp||15 °C|
|Method||Harvested early morning, destalked, crushed and pressed to settling tanks. Clean racked to stainless steel fermentors. 21 day fermentation at 15 degrees and left on the lees for 2 months prior to bottling.|
|Residual Sugar||1.4 g/l|
|Total acid||7.5 g/l|
|Alcohol||14% by volume|
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