Thelema Merlot 2008

Juicy, upfront red fruit and concentrated flavours, backed up with surprisingly firm tannins. Wonderfully balanced.


variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winemaker : Gyles Webb & Rudi Schultz
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 15.05 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.75  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Maturation Pot: 2011 - 2018

in the vineyard : Varietal: Merlot, clone 192/348A
Soil type: Hutton – decomposed granite
Age of vines: Planted 1988
Irrigation: Supplementary drip

in the cellar : Yeasts: Natural occurring yeasts
Fermentation temp: 27 celcius
Method: De-stalked, sorted on tables, crushed, pumped into stainless steel tanks, cold soak for 2 days, pumped over for 5 days & left on the skins for 2 days before pressing. Racked to barrel for for malo-lactic fermentation.
Wood maturation: 18 months in French oak barrels, 40% new, balance in older barrels

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