Thelema Chardonnay 2017 (6/case) (R184/BOTTLE)

Thelema Chardonnay 2017 (6/case) (R184/BOTTLE)

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Aromas of ripe peach, grapefruit marmalade, blossoms and complex yeasty flavours complement the toasty oak in the wine. The palate is clean with a lovely texture and long finish.

Maturation

Good now, will develop well for 10 years.

Food Pairing

Full flavoured dishes such as lobster, tuna, chicken and pork.

Winemaker's Comments

This wine has a beautiful light straw colour. Aromas of ripe peach, grapefruit marmalade, blossoms and complex yeasty flavours complement the toasty oak in the wine. The palate is clean with a lovely texture and long finish.

Tasting Notes

Residual Sugar 2.1 g/l
pH 3.29
Total acid 6.5 g/l
Alcohol 13.0% by volume
Maturation Drinking well now and will develop more complexity over the next 3 - 10 years.
Yeasts D522
Fermentation temp 19 °C
Method De-stalked, crushed, pressed & settled in horizontal stainless steel tanks before the clear juice was fermented in 228 L French oak barrels.
Wood maturation 10 months in French oak barrels, 35% new, and the balance in 3rd/4th fill.
Battonage Barrels stirred for several months.
Second Fermentation: The majority of this bottling completed malolactic fermentation in barrel
Varietal Chardonnay – Clones CY3 & CY5
Root stock 101 – 14, R110
Soil type Hutton – decomposed granite
Age of vines Planted 1985, 1986
Plant density 3432 vines per hectare
Trellising Vertical hedge
Pruning 2-bud spurs every 12cm
Yield 7-11 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage Cool nights throughout the growing season with dry warm days resulted in healthy grapes with
smaller berries with great intensity of flavour.
Picking date 23nd January 2017
Grape sugar 22.2 °B
Acidity 7.94 g/l
pH at harvest 3.27