Thelema Merlot Reserve 2008

This wine is a blend of the best parcels within our merlot vineyards. A wine well structured and showing extraordinary concentrations of ripe berries and cedar wood. Will reward cellaring.


variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winemaker : Gyles Webb & Rudi Schultz
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 15.06 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.72  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Maturation Pot: 2012 - 2020

in the vineyard : Varietal: Merlot, clones 192/348A
Soil type: Hutton – decomposed granite
Age of vines: Planted 1988
Trellising: vertical hedge
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 , to barrel for for malo-lactic fermentation.
Wood maturation: 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels

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